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What if you could live again and again until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910 Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife She dies before she can draw her first breath On that same cold and snowy night Ursula Todd is born lets out a lusty wail and embarks upon a life that will be to say the least unusual For as she grows she also dies repeatedly in a variety of ways while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can will she?


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    What if you had the chance to live your life again and again until you finally got it right?Ursula Todd is born in a snowstorm in England in 1910 but dies before she can take her first breath During that same snowstorm she was born again and lives to tell the tale again and again Life after Life tells the story of Ursula’s lives as with each new life she makes small changes that send her on a completely different pathI feel like I’m the only person on the planet that thought this book was overhyped and over rated Sure Kate Atkinson has this trippy ability to create this bleak world while still managing to add some wit and compassion but it wasn’t the writing that was at fault The premise of the book makes it sound really good but let’s face it it is just Groundhog Day in disguise The book is clever but it tries too hard to be clever and it didn’t really turn out the way it should have for me anyway This book is getting so many rave reviews I feel like I am a black sheep just telling people it did not workAs I said before there is nothing wrong with the writing Kate Atkinson has created this lyrical narrative and I did find myself being swept away in the words I even felt like at times I was reading this book without thinking about what was happening a few times I had to stop and process before continuing I almost found myself not noticing a death and Ursula’s life starting again and that could have got me completely lost I did feel like Kate Atkinson did however overdo the twists and it turned out to be a roundabout way to retell the same story over and over again with different outcomes This could have worked and it sounds like it worked for many people but I sadly wasn’t one of themI wonder if Kate Atkinson was trying something different and experimental where she could play with the character’s death and life explore the concept of life’s choices and their consequences but because there were no real penalty to Ursula’s life I wonder if it really worked? Do you ever have déjà vu? I don’t think so but I could check with the kitchen Life after Life just seems to repeat the same scenes some readers might gain a sense of familiarity and for me it just felt like I wasn’t getting anywhereLife after Life is the kind of book you should probably read in a real cold climate the snowy dark and sometimes bleakness of the novel seems to call for it Maybe read snuggled up on a dark winters night and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today It’s coooold out there every day What is this Miami Beach? It is just the book that would work better in the cold though it is never cold here in Townsville maybe that’s why it didn’t work for meI really wanted to enjoy this book I will try another Kate Atkinson novel because I really think she has a great style Just so happened Life after Life was not for me and I know people loved this book and will probably complain about this review but at least it was just an excuse to put some Groundhog Day quotes into something This book has had so many positive reviews so maybe it is just me if the book sounds like something you’d like then don’t let this review stop you is it too early for flapjacks?This review originally appeared on my blog