Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a delightful book!
The oldest human soul (a perpetual fuck-up that should have moved on LONG AGO) has loved Death, or at least the Power's incarnation, and she loves him back. It's sweet.
Of course, it's not all roses. Indeed, once you get to the 10k year mark of reincarnation, you go poof. Queue a frantic race to GET IT RIGHT.
In the meantime, we enjoy many, many more lives, examples of the past, the future, the far future, and any kind of nation or way of life. The imagination in this book is pretty awesome and I had a great time throughout, enjoying the cyborg bits just as much as the Buddha bits.
Indeed, this is a cool mix of the Lao and Buddhism, of heaven, great cosmic powers, reincarnation, learning, loving, accepting, and even juggling.
I have a real soft spot in my heart for this kind of thing. It's not only a book about what it is to be alive. It's having a purpose or learning that there is none. But on top of that, it's a great yarn with some epic scope that doesn't cheat us in the slightest.
And to top it all off, it's a cute, quirky, and desperate romance. With a cute Death girl who ALSO does a bit of sacrifice on the side. :)
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