Monday, October 13, 2014

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

What if you could kill Adolf Hitler?  That's the question presented in Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.  Ursula the heroine repeats her life several times.  This isn't Groundhog Day by any means.  Life After Life touches on the age old question, what would happen if you did get to go back over and over to get other aspects also "right"?  Life After Life presents us with those questions, to be a victim or not, to save others whose lives we touch or by saving one losing another.  This is the web of life and death. 

Life After Life answers that question, What if you could kill Adolf Hitler, would you?  Of course you would, except how does this touch your life in other ways? Do certain events have to happen in your life to give you the courage to kill someone else?  Do you have to love deeply and wish to protect others to be willing to kill?

A book worth curling up with on a cold rainy Victoria weekend.  Read it from end to end in one sitting. You won't be disappointed. 

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