Thursday, November 06, 2014

Book: Ryan Boudinot's :"Blueprints Of The Afterlife"

I'm not sure how I should describe Ryan Boudinot's "Blueprints of the Afterlife".  It is a mixture of serious science fiction, dystopian story telling, and awkward surrealism.  The mix intersested me and confused me at the same time.

The story follows people in a dystopian future recovering from the "age of f***ed up s**t" (FUS).  The few threads that describe the FUS period are vague and somewhat mysterious.  You never really find out what really happened.  The characters of the book are odd and don't always seem to fit the world around them.  You start questioning the sanity of the people and the world they live in.

The narrative grabbed my interest but when it shifted into the surreal I was often confused as to how I should react.  Some sections would have fit right into Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" but then things abruptly turn serious in the next paragraph.  Very befuddling to say the least.

Not sure what else to say about this book.  It was sort of good but I'm not sure why I liked it.

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