The Downs Being Dead ebook
I nearly gave up on this book in the first chapter or so, it was so bizarre - and so violent, but I am SO GLAD I kept reading. Not only did it turn out to be fun to enter this world of "temps" (people cryogenically frozen and waiting to be revivified) and to spend time with them as they discover how to "make a life" for themselves, how to "live" in the meantime! We journey with Robert and Suzette, Maggie and Joe, and others and the "living members" of their families as they meet and discover what they can and cannot do in their ghostlike condition, as they learn to create a life for themselves that is rich and fun and loving and vibrant and caring.
I thought the very end was a bit weird. Having suspended belief to enjoy and enter into the world the author creates with its own "laws of nature", the ending seemed jarring, and thrust upon the characters, and the reader. I was saddened to face "the end", as were the characters. Even so, I really enjoyed the unfolding discoveries of the boundaries of their existence and "the ups and downs of being dead".
Kudos to the author, M.R. Cornelius. I look forward to reading more from this author.