Unique. Powerful. Sad.
The back blurb misleads potential buyers because with this type of book they would have expected creepiness. Instead the actual book is serious and potent. It's...well, it's a drama about death. Not only death but the possibilities of reincarnation and the connection the dying have with each other in a hospice house. Bleak, depressing stuff - but it's realistic and there's a strange beauty to it all.
One of my favorites from the author, this is a book that shows how creative he can be with the most amazing array of things. Sometimes the stories dragged on with the Midnight club and I was wondering the point, but I found the ultimate message proved to be how much life the teller of the stories had and how we all can be connected in bizarre ways.
Slower paced but a great drama piece - kudos to Pike again.
“If you honestly feel you have done something so terrible that you cannot be forgiven, then I am willing to share your sins with you. When we die, if we should have to stand before God and be judged, then I will tell him I am as much to blame as you and that half your punishment should be portioned out to me.”