A boy commits suicide, by jumping into the sea. He hits his head on a rock, killing him…
He wakes up, in a strange world, that seem like a sort of living hell to him – what is this place? He is in a world which is exactly like his own, except it is isolated.
Every time he sleeps, he is haunted by Nightmares of his life before he died and woke up there. As he explores the place, things get stranger: coffins, with living people inside, but they are unconscious, and are being fed through tubes. And things just get more bizarre.
I found this book made me think a lot about life. My mum bought this for me, and at first I was not sure about it, but then I started reading it, and it was actually really interesting. (My mum says she has a knack of knowing which books I like, although I know it is actually because she liked the cover! ) .The cover design actually is a lot like the book, it is very abstract. The design could be of anywhere or any place, just like the book. The boy could be anywhere, he has no idea of what this place is, of anything at all.
It is also interesting if you like philosophy because it is a. Quite philosophical and b. It questions life, and wether it is just a simulation, or a dream. Sadly, you cannot actually answer those questions. Possibly not for younger readers, because there were some of the words were a bit inappropriate for me, and maybe one or two sections were also a bit too ‘ grown up ‘ for a 10 year old. I kind of glossed over those bits. 🙂