BOOK REVIEW: Afterlife by Marcus Sakey
Thomas & Mercer, 2017Curious about fiction portraying parallel universes, time travel and life after death, I looked forward to reading Afterlife. Sakey has many fans from his previous books. The online reviews of Afterlife were mostly positive.
The book itself
Sakey’s prose was solid, a well-crafted book full of intriguing ideas. The layered afterlife was well-developed and kept me reading.
The two main characters could’ve been more fully actualized for a better read. The romantic connection felt like a device to serve the plot. Readers want adventure; they also want to believe in the characters, even become the characters, and follow them through the story for a fuller experience.
I’m glad I read the book. His fans won’t be disappointed.