The Last Day Of Captain Lincoln

Book review: The Last Day Of Captain Lincoln


The opening might lead you to believe this will be a regular action sci-fi story. It isn't. It ends up being a meditation on the meaning of life and death, and a commentary on how we do (or more often don't) openly talk about death. At least as an American I can say while I know I and everyone I know will die, I don't think we spend enough time framing that knowledge with an examination of life. As Socrates said - the unexamined life is not worth living - and Captain Lincoln spends the book doing just that. We may not actually know the exact date of our deaths, but that's no reason not to spend time considering how we've lived and the impact we've had on others. This is definitely something I would consider important to anyone who wants to engage in long term thinking.
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