How the Dead Live
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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....