Monday, May 6, 2013

Book Review: AfterLife

Although we meet Wes at the end of his life, there is more life after death. Wes becomes a member of the living dead. But these aren't mindless zombies eating human brains. Their souls are still alive, and after proper preservation of their newly dead bodies, as well as a tutorial on how to feed their soul, the dead blend into every day society.

Wes is reborn into the AfterLife; the good guys of the living dead. He soon discovers, however, that there is another organization with ill intentions, and they are angry that they did not get to recruit him first.

The premise of this book is an interesting one. Cloward creates a world different from anything else I've read or seen. While most living dead stories take place in an apocalyptic scenario, everyday society functions as usual in the new world that Wes is learning to be a part of.

While I found a bit of the midsection rough to get through, I enjoyed this book overall. As with all good vs evil, expect a showdown at the conclusion. It's an interesting one. Also, don't expect a happily ever after. There's a second book in the works to expand on the story. I'm curious to see what happens next.

If you enjoy a good book where things aren't always what they seem, give this one a try.

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