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How the Dead Live - Will Self
How the Dead Live
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This is the extraordinary story of a 65-yr-old woman who lies dying in a London hospital. As she's in the process of being ferried across to the other world (which turns out to be remarkably like this one), she reflects on her husbands, her children, her entire life. Brilliant and witty as... show more
This is the extraordinary story of a 65-yr-old woman who lies dying in a London hospital. As she's in the process of being ferried across to the other world (which turns out to be remarkably like this one), she reflects on her husbands, her children, her entire life. Brilliant and witty as always, Self has this time written a novel that carries a huge emotional punch in its portrait of a wonderful middle-aged woman - based apparently on his mother. 'He has shown that literature can still be great' - "Evening Standard".
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140268652 (0140268650)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
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Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
3.0
Not his best, by any stretch. The first 180 or so pages were amazing, where it might well have stopped and been named "How the Living Die." The whole book is undeniably well-written: unfortunately, Will was kicking the gear while he wrote this, and his delirious mind needed a focus. I'm glad he's ov...
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me reading books rated it
1.0
I gave up. I read the prologue and the first chapter and decided to put it away. Initially I liked the idea behind the story but reading it put me in such a bad mood that I can't go on. I am sure Self's writing is different and good but all this death and dying stuff is too much for me to handle rig...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it
I'm reading this, I'm nearly finished with the section in which Lily is describing her own death from cancer, and I'm wondering what kind of old woman I'll be. Will I be a tragic figure, having lived a life alone and slowly watched all of my hopes and dreams waste away? That may be my greatest fear....
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