Review of “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson


What can I say? This book was amazing. I really wanted to read this when it was first released but somehow didn’t get around to it. I even wondered if it could live up to the hype. It did! I read the first several chapters wondering if things were going to come together and I would finally be able to understand what was going on. These numerous deaths did take a bit of getting used to. After that, it was impossible to put down. I loved the author’s very matter-of-fact sensibility in describing Ursula’s many adventures in life and death. There was no over-dramatization which made for a very easy and believable read. The characters and their relationships were perfectly intertwined. But what I really loved was the way the author told the story of the war from unique and different perspectives. This book really does make you consider how one little change of events can alter the history of a person. Or the world.

My rating: 5 stars