LIFE AFTER LIFE
Life After Life employs an unusual format that is only moderately success-ful. The protagonist, Ursula, keeps dying and starting over, so every few chapters the book essentially starts over from a different point. However, the chapter lengths vary wildly from a single page to more than 150 and Ursula isn’t fully aware that she’s being reborn until the end of the novel, so taken as a whole it can feel disjointed. That being said, it’s beautifully written, the characters, especially Ursula, are compelling and each individual tale is quite captivating.