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Do Not Resuscitate

Do Not Resuscitate

The Monkey Parade


Nicholas Ponticello


Fiction, Humor Fiction, Satire Fiction, Science Fiction

Publish Date

April 1, 2015

Short Description

Jim Frost thinks that when you’re dead, you’re dead. Gone. Finished. Kaput. But on the eve of his seventy-third birthday, his daughter suggests he have his brain downloaded to a microchip for safekeeping, and Jim is forced to consider what it really means to die—and what it might mean to live forever.


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Winner in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards and semifinalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards, Do Not Resuscitate is the firsthand account of Jim Frost, an aging misanthropist who witnessed the rise and fall of the United States as a world power, the digitalization of the planet, the advent of the water wars, and the near collapse of the global economy. Yet he remains impervious to it all. Concerned more with his plasma TV, high-speed Internet, and continual supply of hash, twentysomething Jim takes an under-the-table job off Craigslist delivering mysterious red coolers to strangers in cafés in an effort to pay the bills. But when Jim’s enigmatic employer asks him to fly to North Korea for a delivery, Jim starts to wonder what he’s gotten himself into.

Do Not Resuscitate received honorable mention at the 2015 Green Book Festival, which spotlights "books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment."

  • Winner, Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award
  • Winner, 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award
  • Winner, 2016 CIPA EVVY Awards
  • Finalist, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
  • Semifinalist, 2015 Book Pipeline Contest
  • Semifinalist, 2015 Kindle Book Awards
  • Honorable Mention, 2015 Green Book Festival

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