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The Immortalists
by Chloe Benjamin

PBR Review Would you live your life differently if you knew your date of death? The date your brothers and sisters would die? It's an interesting concept, original and the basic premise of this bittersweet story. It's about four siblings, who on a whim, visit a psychic who tells each of them when they will die. I have mixed feeling about this book. It's really four separate stories, one for each sibling, a format I find frustrating. It always seems like I'm starting over and getting reinvested in the story. But that's just me. Hence, the four stars. However, I loved how this book made me think: about life, death, family, love, and fate. I loved each character's story and only wished for a little more cohesiveness. I enjoyed the dynamics between the four and watching the decisions they made knowing when they would die.Back.
Talking Points: When you know the exact date of your death, do you take more risks and live life to the fullest? Or do you live cautiously? What role do fate and destiny play in our lives? These are some of the issues covered in this book. It's also a family saga showing some very dysfunction, but common sibling behavior patterns. The author also delves deeply into the beginning of the aids crisis.
PBR Reader Comments:
A bittersweet story with great family dynamics and one with interesting issues and realistic family relationships. Four siblings, visit a fortuneteller who tells each the date they will die. This is a story of how this impacts their lives and deaths. The basic premise of knowing your date of death is interesting and really makes you think.
by-Linda 2019/05/06, 03:56 PM

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