Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson

 

I came to this book by accident. I first looked at A God In Ruins and liked the feel of it, saw it was linked to this story and decided to read this first. I’ll be honest and say it took me at least fifty pages to actually settle into the book, however, once there I lapped it up. The writing is wonderful, the style engaging. It’s probably the first book I’ve read of this type and certainly the only one I’ve read that makes women knitting sound interesting!

I was drawn in by the premise and I think Ms Atkinson pulls it off really well. Captivated by the different turns in Ursula’s lives … where destiny takes her and seeing how they all turn out – and suddenly I couldn’t put it down. The ending was satisfying, but I was waiting for more. It’s one of those books that could on go forever, exploring different streams of Ursula’s mortality/immortality.

Almost everyone I know wants to believe there’s more to the human condition than just this one life. I guess we’ll never really know, eh?

This book is an excellent read, I couldn’t put it down!

Pick up Life After Life here.

 

A God in Ruins is the follow-up book to Life After Life and follows Ursula’s brother Teddy, here we learn how his life pans out; WW2 and his participation in it. There are moments of brilliance – sadness coupled with humour, making you laugh when in fact you feel like crying. It’s in the skill of the writing nothing more and Ms Atkinson certainly has a lot of talent for it.

Available here.

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