Senin, 05 September 2011

It's a Wonderful Death (not)

The Downs Being Dead ebook

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.

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8 komentar:

  1. I have a new Kindle for Christmas, and am delighted! Do any of you out there who use e readers,, have any tips on places/sites on buying books for it? I´m not interested in buying a book of Russian poetry, or old Dickens classics etc, I like modern authors, Biographies, and of course top sellers, any advice would be very much appreciated!

    BalasHapus
  2. so I was reading in Cosmo (i think) that crushing an aspirin and adding a little water would work and so I did but it just took them down a little not a lot and i really need this to go a way. any ideas?

    BalasHapus
  3. Randy Richardson12 Desember 2011 08.32

    Or download it? Preferably an adobe reader or just the print, but I will settle for an audiobook if I must. Thanks!

    BalasHapus
  4. We have a house with some foundation damage. Because of that, water has been coming into the basement whenever it rains. We have completely torn out all drywall that was affected and cleaned everything down to the concrete floor. Once we get the foundation fixed and stopped the water from coming in, do we still need to do something to kill the mold? If so, what?

    BalasHapus
  5. Aurelia Newton26 Oktober 2012 05.32

    I listen to an audio-book while I sleep. I wake up open a new book put that down open another go to bed audio-book and the same again. I even read in the bathroom, in the bath, walking the dogs, shopping in a supermarket. I even walked onto the middle of the road and almost got run over because I was reading. Is there a problem?

    BalasHapus
  6. my dream since i was a kid was to be a writer. I love writing short stories and im not talking about making a lot of money even just to get my work out there like actors and musicians do and be known and liked by many........but this dream feels dead like no one wants to read and with borders closing down???? what do you think?

    BalasHapus
  7. I am really torn between self publishing my book- getting out there for people to read and keeping all the profits- and getting it published through a company- but then I might have to wait like a year and then I dont have full rights over my book and I wont get all the profits...but the book will go further and be promoted more...if I were to get an agent, what kind of costs am I looking at? thanks!

    BalasHapus
  8. I heard that a bed can add twice its weight from dust mites in 7 years. Is that true?

    BalasHapus