(FREE) [Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives] author David Eagleman


  • Hardcover
  • 110
  • Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives
  • David Eagleman
  • English
  • 19 July 2020
  • 9780307377340

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review ☆ Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook F a microbe and unaware of your existence In another version you work as a background character in other people’s dreams Or you may find that God is a married couple or that the universe is running backward or that you are forced to live out your aft. 5 Everyone is a brother to all and for the first time an idea has been realized that never came to fruition on Earth true euality The Communists are baffled and irritated because they have finally achieved their perfect society but only by the help of a God in whom they don t want to believe The meritocrats are abashed that they re stuck for eternity in an incentiveless system with a bunch of pinkos The conservatives have no penniless to disparage the liberals have no downtrodden to promote So God sits on the edge of Her bed and weeps at night because the only thing everyone can agree upon is that they re all in Hell I recently re read this and still love it I ll leave my original review below and add some excerpts now I ve read or browsed through this several times and I never remember all the possibilities but I definitely remember the sense of be careful what you wish for that permeates all of the storiesThe uotation above shows that in that example nobody s happy including God Herself This is from a chapter titled Descent In the afterlife you are treated to a generous opportunity you can choose whatever you would like to be in the next life What a great idea What could possibly go wrongYou think a simple unhurried life sounds good one with no major decisions to make You give it some thought and figure you might try life as a horse this time You make your choice and as your mind begins to slowly change easing you into your new peaceful form You realize that the next time you return here with your thick horse brain you won t have the capacity to ask to become a human again You won t understand what a human is Your choice to slide down the intelligence ladder is irreversible And just before you lose your final human faculties you painfully ponder what magnificent extraterrestrial creature enthralled with the idea of finding a simpler life chose in the last round to become a human What alien life form did we descend from then Ah it s wonderful and no two chapters are the same I ll be ready to enjoy them again one day I m surechokengtitiktitikchokengs I listened to many of the stories on the audio version and they were terrific Different narrators both male and female voices with different native accents Great way to differentiate the stories2011 brief review and I DID buy a copyLoved this one May have to lash out and actually BUY a copy I m a library lover who has given away countless books with every moveThe tales are short inventive thought provoking imaginings of what comes after life I recommend reading only one or two at a time to let the ideas soak in Now I look forward to reading them again because I m never going to remember all the options of what lies beyond Door Number Two

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review ☆ Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Erlife with annoying versions of who you could have been With a probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman offers wonderfully imagined tales that shine a brilliant light on the here and now. This is a suite of variations on the possibilities of different kinds of afterlives Each of the forty tales is usually only about a couple of pages long but each one is densely packed with mind bending what ifs He imagines wildly different ways that an afterlife if it existed could be structured Some are exuisitely sad such as this first paragraph from Metamorphosis There are three deaths The first is when the body ceases to function The second is when the body is consigned to the grave The third is that moment sometime in the future when your name is spoken for the last time Others offer the possibility of a sublime eternity in which the self is split into an infinite set of selves as in a prism which exist simultaneously and interact as multiple versions of the self at different ages meeting together periodically at reunionsThis is one to re read in parts randomly Delightful

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review ☆ Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook At once funny wistful and unsettling Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now In one afterlife you may find that God is the size o. This book blew me away I underlined and starred dozens of sentences and typed them in to my friends on email Sum tells 40 vignettes from the afterlife but you uickly figure out that a the stories are mutually exclusive if one is true then the others cannot be and b the stories are not about the afterlife at all but instead unusual portraits about the here and now After I read it I found out that the author David Eagleman is a brain scientist during the day and that explains a bit about the words he chooses and the way he imagines things outside the normal storytelling box It s a rare and successful mix of literature and future oriented thinking I feel like a I got mentally stretched uite a bit Someone on this forum here made a comparison of this book to Borges which I agree with and I also think Italo Calvino would be an appropriate comparison For a stimulating read with a dense array of new ideas that will stick with you for a long time to come I recommend it highly


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