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Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot
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May 24, 2012

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Read from January 10 to 15, 2014

The book that asks: just how surreal would you like your apocalypse?

To which I answer: not _that_ much.

It's a difficult book to describe, especially since I'm not really sure what the ending meant. The story switches between a seriously trippy post-apocalyptic setting and an interview set in the present (or close to it). You are supposed to see the connections --- how the actions now lead (possibly) to what happens in the future, but there's so much narrative and meta-narrative and stories within stories, it's hard to parse. Boudinot has some hilarious prose and interesting concepts, but nothing held it together for me.

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