Year 10, Book 22

22. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I feel like I kept hearing such great things about this book but had just never gotten around to reading it when I got my hands on a galley of the Atkinson’s next book which continues the story from one of the secondary characters in this book. That finally got me to pick this one up, but I hated it so much that I didn’t even bother reading the second one.

I guess the conceit is that the main character Ursula dies over and over again reliving her life in slightly different ways each time it repeats. I had a hard time even following when she necessarily died as it wasn’t always explicit. I could never get into the book and it went on seemingly forever. I give it a 4 out of 10.

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