Posting tomorrow: Alle reviews her first sci-fi: Ryan Boudinot’s new novel.

Second novel by Ryan Boudinot

I should confess right off that I don’t know if I get this book, Blueprints of the Afterlife.

Digression! Rebecca Brown once told me that she wanted sentences to so capture her that she had to stop reading, to go, Huh …  wow.

I can’t say I feel the same. Let’s take poetry. I read it like I do novels, cutting to the bottom of long paragraphs, looking for the story to pick up again. So much for me reading poetry.

Blueprints of the Afterlife is over 400 pages.

Let take sci/fi. I have not read anything future-tastic since the 4th grade, when assigned The Veld. (It was good.) But that whole, “Anything can happen because it’s The Future” element unnerves me. Where are the rules? I like rules.

I am perhaps un-ideal to review Blueprints of the Afterlife.

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Author: allehall

I am a writer. I write to explore childhood: literary essays and short fiction, journalism, and three haiku. My published work expresses my belief that everything which did or did not happen to me as a child is manifesting in everything that is or is not happening to me today. More importantly, it is also manifesting for my children. I believe funny is the new navel-gazing, and that the best funny keeps a penny's worth of serious in an accessible pocket. Little-known fact: I have a completed novel decorating the inside of a desk drawer. Perhaps it is not funny enough.

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