Life After Life

Just a very hurried I-am-halfway-out-the-door shout out to all the book lovers that read this blog…

I have just finished Life After Life by the insanely clever Kate Atkinson. I know, I know… you all said it was brilliant and that I should read it eons ago but sometimes you just need to figure these things out by yourself. Unless of course you’re reading this post in which case you should just do as you’re told! Do not pass go, do not collect $200 (our childhood Monopoly was American), just make sure you put it at the top of your list for Santa! I’d lend you my copy but it was actually loaned to me by my father in-law so you’ll need to get your own.

I am forever tired at the moment. Not sleeping well, the days a blur of activity. And I read this book in a week, which is like some kind of miracle.

I even sat reading it in the dark whilst waiting in the car outside my daughter’s Maths tutor’s house. Turning the pages with my frost bitten frozen fingers. Summer really can’t come soon enough and it’s not even properly cold yet, wah!

Anyway it’s won awards. All the critics raved about it. Other writers said they wish they’d written it. Yada yada yada… I can’t tell you any more than that because I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just leave you with this.

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, a baby is born and lives the tell the tale.

You’re intrigued, admit it!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Siobhan says:

    I’ve had this sat on my bookshelf for over three years now after my friend gave it to me but then told me not to read it because of some of the stuff I was going through at the time. Maybe now is the time for me to crack the spine?

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    1. I can’t recommend it enough. There is a lot of life/death dramas and jumping back and forward in time (and multiple life lines)! Got any book recommendations for me? x


  2. AroundTheAga says:

    I fully endorse your review of this book. Love, love, loved it. Now you need to read A God in Ruins by her which is also brilliant and sort of carries on the story.

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    1. So pleased you agree! And I am!! I have just started God in Ruins! I’ll let you know how I get on xx


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