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Life After Life

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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'Merging family saga with a fluid sense of time and an extraordinarily vivid sense of history at its most human level. A dizzying and dazzling tour de force' Daily Mail

WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD: the acclaimed number one bestselling novel.

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath.

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale.

What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

Transworld; March 2013
352 pages; ISBN 9781409043799
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Title: Life After Life
Author: Kate Atkinson
 
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What if you could relive your life until you got it right?
I was excited about this book, and really wanted to love it but I didn´t. However, I did liked the concept of the book, and the fact that the main character doesn´t exactly remember her previous lives, but rather just gets very strong hunches urging her to act in what others might consider crazy, but ultimately it´s for everyone´s own good. I thought the characters in the beginning (her family and maids) were very well developed, and the prose was magnificent. Unfortunately, later on in the book, I felt as if I were suddenly tossed into her other alternate lives surrounded by all these new people that hadn´t been properly introduced. Also, I would have appreciated a lot less us of German phrases, as I only have vague notions of that language, and some phrases were not translated at all. I did not like the ending at all. I would´ve much rather had her fall into darkness again one final time.
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9781409043799

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