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The Physics Of The Dead by Luke Smitherd
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May 23, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 16 to 17, 2012

This book is not exciting. I mean, it's about people who are dead and bored.

This book is about bored, dead people. They are stuck in Coventry, they can't read, they can't change TV channels, they don't sleep, and for the most part they can't talk to each other. They can sign. And they can sometimes tune in to someone else. But mostly they just hang around. Many of them go crazy.

Is this what death becomes for everyone?

And is it forever? Is there anything else?

And yet, even without the excitement that I, as a dedicated thriller reader, love, I thought this was an excellent book. The truth is that I don't know what comes next, what comes after this life is over. The thought of the afterlife as a puzzle is fascinating. And the thought of an afterlife without sleep and without books horrifies me.

Maybe that's why I kept reading. I could handle a quiet afterlife. I could handle not sleeping if I was never tired. But not reading? That is truly the most terrifying concept in this book.
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