Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ever Thought About A Do-Over?

Life After LifeLife After Life by Kate Atkinson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this earlier this spring and thought I would bring it to your attention as it is continuing to get the attention of writers and reviewers.  


This book was well written and very intriguing. It was a character driven book but the unique premise of the book also made it event driven, giving the author the ability to explore England in the Great War through WWII, with a few side explorations.  The book is also chalk full of great quotes, such as this:  “No point in thinking, you just have to get on with life. We only have one after all, we should try and do our best. We can never get it right, but we must try."

The premise of the book is in it's title: what if you could live your life over and over again?  Avoid the pitfalls, but find new ones?  Could you ever get it completely, completely right?  Would you want to?  Here is the intriguing video, which -- like the book -- is not like any other.




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2 comments:

Dee Martin said...

intriguing premise.

Sydney Young said...

Especially for a writer, getting to rewrite and rewrite, and not having to pick which version you like best! But good reading for the non-lit minded as well, lots of exploring and well written.