Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Book Review of Life After Life
If you have ever wanted a "do over" at some point in your life you will relate to this novel. Protagonist Ursula Todd, an English girl born in 1910, dies immediately after she is born, or drowns as a child in the ocean, or is beaten to death by her husband... Poor Ursula loses her life so many times in the course of the novel but she is given the gift, or curse, to relive it with the new knowledge she has gained and the chance to get it right.
You Will Like This Book If:
- you are interested in the idea of parallel universes, reincarnation or a flexible idea of time
- you are a fan of the British experience during the two world wars
- you're intrigued by the idea of changing history if you could only go back in time
"Time isn't circular," she said to Dr. Kellet. "It's like a...palimpset."
"Oh dear," he said. "That sounds very vexing."
"And memories are sometimes in the future."