The Brief History of the Dead

by | Publisher: Vintage
Average vote of 45
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Laura Byrd is in trouble. Three weeks ago she and her friends found themselves alone in one of the coldest, most remote places on earth. Her friends set out in search of help, and now Laura realises that they are not coming back. So she gathers her r ...Continua
Meh.

The book was interesting but the ending was horrible. it left too many open ends. it let me down.

I usually disagree with the axiom "Show, don't tell", but this book proves it's an important consideration.

Gail Paris
Wrote 10/7/08
Slow start but good read...great mix between the "nether world" and the end of the world..
SPOILER ALERT
"i know what you meant, honey, but i cant give you an answer. i don't think anybody could.'what are we doing here?' for that matter, what were we doing there? why were we ever anywhere at all? i think the only thing we can do is stop asking impossibl...Continua
krin5292
Wrote 11/7/07
My thoughts
I enjoyed this bittersweet book about memory, family, friends, life and death and how just knowing people - even from a distance - makes a difference. I also liked the alternating chapters between the events in the City and Laura Byrd's struggles in...Continua

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