The Coffee Table Book of Doom

The Coffee Table Book of Doom

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780452298668
  • 224 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


The Doomsday clock is ticking… could this really be the end of the world?

Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about were those Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Bible: Pestilence, War, Famine and Death? Well, now we have reason to believe that there are more than just four horsemen. Many, many more. The Coffee Table Book of Doom is a handy guide to all the ways you and everyone else might cease to exist. It might not be able to save you, but it can make Doomsday a lot more fun.

Buy this book. Take a deep breath. Then read like mad…who knows if you’ll have enough time to finish?


“Seriously funny… funnily serious.”—Jonathan Sale, The Daily Telegraph

“Our favorite book of the year so far… time to face the future, feel the fear and laugh in its face.”—Time Out London

“Cartoonist Steven Appleby and writer Art Lester will dazzle and depress you with the breadth of their end-times arcana… the tone is brisk and Appleby’s cartoons have a roughhewn charm that recalls the work of Roz Chast.”—The Washington Post

“Half funny, half terrifying… a lighthearted, but deep look at what makes us human.”—U.S. News & World Report