Monday, April 26, 2010

The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier

This one was on my "to read" list for a while and for the most part I really enjoyed it.  Part post-apocalyptic novel, part ghost/after-life story, it was overall an entertaining read.  I wondered how it would all end, and that part was a bit of a disappointment.  I was pretty sure the main character was going to die, at least after she discovered frostbite all over her body, but I expected more with those in the afterlife (called "the city").

Still I'm not sure how Brockmeier could have ended it that would have been better, or at least more satisfactory.  Overall a very enjoyable read.

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