Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Afterlives

Mortality. The protagonist of Thomas Pierce’s novel titled, The Afterlives, Jim Byrd, had died briefly at age thirty when his heart stopped. Now acutely aware of his mortality, and a bit disturbed that he saw neither tunnel nor light while dead, Jim delves into wondering what happens after we die. Note that the title uses the plural. Pierce sets readers up for an exploration of this subject in ways that will lead to laughter at several turns. If anyone has ever told you that you don’t seem to be all together there, after reading this novel you may have an answer why that’s the case. We’re all never really all here. Part of us is someplace else. Pierce’s creativity makes the novel remain fun to read, and the holograms were a special treat. I was entertained. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Afterlives from amazon.com.

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