Life After Life

by Kate Atkinson

Sunday, April 14, 2013

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I loved this. The tale of Ursula Todd, who repeatedly dies and gets to live bits of her life over again to get them ‘right’. The first half is totally glorious. Fabulous storytelling. Halfway through I realised it was going to be near impossible for Atkinson to pull off a perfect ending to this and I wondered how on earth she was going to manage it. I didn’t think the end was as good as some of what came before it but I can’t work out how it could have been better. Just go and read it already and see what you think!