The Things We Learn When We’re Dead By Charlie Laidlaw

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead By Charlie Laidlaw


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

My Thoughts:

After fancying something completely different to what I normally read I was pleasantly surprised to be asked to read and review this book. I was happy to see that it was a nice chunky book that I could really get my teeth into. The storyline is very inventive and I found myself warming to Lorna the main character. I think it is a well written story and I am glad I have read it. I will certainly be looking out for more of Charlie’s books in the future. A big thumbs up from me.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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