The Brief History Of The Dead
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
I really thought I was going to like this but instead was ambivalent, bordering on hostile.* It's like Brockmeier read Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino and thought, as we all did, that any one of those haunting and delightful cities would make a great setting for a full book. And then went off and ...
The premise is wonderful and exactly the kind of story I usually love. I suppose it's an apocalypse book...kinda. It's more an 'aferlife' book though, if such a genre were to exist. I thought the beginning few chapters were great and I loved hearing all about the world of the departed (although no...
Rating: 3.9* of fiveThe Book Description: From Kevin Brockmeier, one of this generation's most inventive young writers, comes a striking new novel about death, life, and the mysterious place in between. The City is inhabited by those who have departed Earth but are still remembered by the living. Th...
3.5 stars Set sometime in the not too distant future, The Brief History of the Dead is a mixture of post-apocalyptic and fantasy, with alternating chapters between The City and the real world. Normally I'm not a huge fan of this structure, but here I thought it worked quite well. I loved the idea an...
I read the short story that begat this so I'm interested. It was a different take on the afterlife.
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