Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Review: Life after Life by Kate Atkinson


Date Finished: 19/1/2016
2013 • 544 pages  Rating: 

I'm calling it a day. I hate to do this but I'm 200 pages in and absolutely nothing has happened beyond Ursula dying and being reborn again about fifteen times. I know this is kind of the whole premise of the book but it's so repetitive and quite frankly, dull. The story sounds interesting, sure I'll give it that, but good God it doesn't seem to go anywhere. Ursula is born, dies, and is born again. Over and over and over and let me tell you, it's hell'a boring.  Maybe it gets better but I've read a decent chunk of this and 200 pages later I'm still not convinced because by this point, I don't really care.

Most of the reviews for this book are glowing and everyone seems to really like it, but alas I'm not one of them. Sorry Kate Atkinson, maybe our relationship will hit it off again another time, but for now I need to move on.
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