01 July, 2013
There are a couple blogs giving away The World of the End [US] [UK] by Ofir Touche Gafla and I would highly recommend your prompt entry. Now don't confuse this title with all the "end of the world" movies coming out, this one's about the world after the end.
At about 20% in and The World of the End is one of the most unique books I've ever read ... in a good way. There's an odd humor to the whole thing, but it's also very sincere at times and the fact that the main character laughs at everyone for their misconceptions about the afterlife is something I'm sure many people reading this blog will enjoy.
So far, some of the unique things I've read include: a chapter from the point of view of a picture, the rules of the afterlife (for instance currency has been abolished - apologies to all the merchants, bankers, entrepreneurs, economists, etc.), a discussion with a man waiting for 10 years for the women who killed him (because he's still in love with her not for revenge), and plenty more (such as a love-affair over Salman Rushdie).
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