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The Things We Learn When We're Dead

The Things We Learn When We're Dead (Paperback)

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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy meets The Lovely Bones in this surrealist, sci-fi comedy.



On the way home from a dinner party she didn't want to attend, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital - but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.



It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN. Because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident. Or does God have a higher purpose after all?



At first Lorna can remember nothing. As her memories return - some good, some bad - she realises that she has decisions to make and that she needs to find a way home...

Fiction & PoetryFantasyFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Humour Publisher: Accent Press Ltd Publication Date: 26/01/2017 ISBN-13: 9781786150356  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Charlie Laidlaw was born in Paisley and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He has been a national newspaper journalist and worked in defence intelligence. He now runs his own marketing consultancy in East Lothian. He is married with two grown-up children.

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"The Things We Learn When We're Dead" by Charlie Laidlaw is an excellent fun book that allows you just to relax, enjoy and be emerged in an alternate world of what we believe to be heaven. This book is a very quirky take of what the author contrives to be the afterlife, and what an imagination he has, it's certainly nothing I could have come up with. When Lorna Love is run over, she wakes in a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions. It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN. Because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident ...Or does God have a higher purpose after all? I loved reading the stories of Lorna's childhood as she remembered them, growing up in North Berwick, Scotland. It was very easy to feel her emotions too and she was a very likeable character, a joy to read and certainly the perfect and appropriate candidate for the story. The infestation of hamsters stuck in the ventilation shaft that God is responsible for, a McDonalds for the crew onboard ship are all a hoot and I really could go on endlessly about all the amusing little things that make up this book. This book is a great read and as long as you keep an open mind, is a fabulously fun way to spend a few hours. 4 stars.

- 21/09/2017
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