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All Men Are Mortal Paperback – May 17, 1992
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By being immortal Fosca loses all the virtues of being man. He has nothing to give because he has nothing to risk. He looks at everything as if it were part of the past. The entire world is the equivalent of one large anthill for Fosca.
Beauvoir's point is made several times throughout the novel. "There is only one good: to act according to one's conscience." "'We don't have to count on the future to give a meaning to our acts. If that were the case, all action would be impossible. We have to a carry on our fight the way we decided to carry it on. That's all.'" Meaning is derived through completing tasks, not the completion of tasks.
The book starts with a simple premise of a man who is immortal telling his story to a woman who wants to be immortal through him and gets into some mindbending territory from there. The brain food factor of this book is very high and i would rate it up there with the best works of Camus and Satre for philosophical weight. The story develops really well and the whole work is highly readable. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a novel that makes them think.