Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

David Eagleman

Have you ever wondered what an afterlife could be like? Well, here are 40 possible answers. Confused? You will be! Entertained? Definitely! Forced to think? Without a doubt! Will you reach any conclusions? Probably not. But what the hell (excuse the pun), enjoy the ride.

Extract

As humans we spend our time seeking big, meaningful experiences. So the afterlife may surprise you when your body wears out. We expand back into what we really are - which is, by Earth standards, enormous. We stand ten thousand kilometers tall in each of nine dimensions, and live with others like us in a celestial commune. When we reawaken in these our true bodies, we immediately begin to notice that our gargantuan colleagues suffer a deep sense of angst.

From "Angst"

Parallels
  • The Last Book You Read by Ewan Morrison
  • Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw
  • In Camera by Jean-Paul Sartre