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The Brief History of the Dead

by Kevin Brockmeier

The Brief History of the Dead
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2007
    272 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Power Reviewer Kelli Robinson (11/25/14)

Intriguing Premise
This was a reread for me. The premise of the book is so intriguing: a story split between a city of the "living dead" who only remain in the city as long as someone on Earth holds that person in their memory and a wildlife researcher in the Antarctica who may be the only person on Earth who has not yet succumbed to a man-made virus. On my second reading, I did a better job of tracking all the myriad connections between the many living dead and the still-alive wildlife researcher - however tangential those connections might be. What did not happen, however, is a change in my ultimate opinion for the book. I was definitely satisfied but nothing more.
Michael (05/25/14)

Seven Years Later and I'm Still Thinking About This Book
I picked this book up out of my high school library when I was sixteen. It caught my attention on the first page and I devoured the entire thing in a day. I often find myself thinking about this book and telling people about it because it is so captivating. A real feast for the mind. It honestly scared the pants off of me a few times, but not in the typical hokey "jump" sort of way. But a genuine creeped out, scared of the unknown feeling. The way he describes the transition from life into death left me breathless. I truly love this book and it's wormed it's way into my mind and will be there for years to come.
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