...it's a bit of a snoozer. The premise is good, but by the end I just wanted it to be over. I was a bit tired of hearing about the ordinary characters and the scientific details of their deaths.
I got the impression this would be more about the couples' lives post mortem, but actually most of the book is flashbacks to the couple's "origin story." A fine read, but actually less macabre than I'd hoped, and less thought-provoking than I'd expected from other reviews here. It's fine.
I would have liked this better if I had not been so busy. It's kind of wonderful, but you have to be in a somewhat meditative state to appreciate it, and my state has been generally frantic. I think I will listen to it again though.
I too, was attracted to the prose. I liked the voice of the reader, but I'm a sucker for an english accent. The first reviewer states that this book "defies genre" and I agree. I like odd things and I liked this book.
Sorry I hated this book. The technical imagery of the rotting corpses was good, but not enough to save the fact that there is really no story here and the people are one dimensional and boring. I had trouble not dieing myself while trying to complete this book.
Got about one hour into this one and then just couldn't take it anymore. Graphic descriptions of decomposing bodies are not my bag. Would probably make better reading for a forensic or autopsy class.