Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives (英语) 平装
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Just take my word ...2016年1月27日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
From a camping ground for old gods no longer worshipped to a heaven in which one can choose to live out eternity as a horse, “Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives” is truly a unique work. It is laugh-out-loud funny, it is thought provoking and it is, well, odd. But anyone who has ever wondered what the afterlife will be like will find this book immensely engaging. Take your choice of afterlives. Is God there? Sometimes. Is She confused? Often. Is She infallible? Not exactly. Author David Eagleman, who is described as “a neuroscientist and writer,” treads the lines between science fiction and philosophy, is well versed in mythology and is someone you’d really like to sit down and talk to. This is a fabulous book – in both senses of the word. Read it and you’ll find yourself going back to one of its possibilities just as you’re falling asleep. It’ll give you something to think about during those times of day when the mind drifts off into its remotest frontiers. It’ll remind you of being a child and wondering about subjects such as a reflection inside a reflection inside a reflection. This book cannot be highly recommended enough. Just take my word and read it.
A trip through the imagination2016年12月18日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
The book is a series of conjectures about the nature of the afterlife, and necessarily, the nature of God. Each tale relates the author's ideas on what happens when we die and the period following that ending. Each story is written matter-of-factly and is quite believable until the reader tries to keep reminding himself grounded in the "real" afterlife, which no one can really prove, one way or another. The comparison keeps the brain busy with maintaining the self in reality, while being curious about the latest tale and how reasonable it seems if you ignore the "facts." The facts themselves would find itself at home in the volume, and therefore the "real" afterlife is no more believable than the various make-believe versions. A friend who also read the book commented that it made him feel as if he were being "eaten alive."
Clever, creative, thought-provoking2016年1月25日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
A clever, creative, mind-twisting collection of short bits of genius. Eagleman presents 2-3 page examinations of what an “afterlife” might be. Maybe you spend eternity repeating what you did in life, except in activity groups: Six straight days clipping your toenails, 32 uninterrupted years sleeping, 200 days showering, etc. Maybe the afterlife shows you that life is a dream, but it is someone else’s dream and you’re just a background character. Or God is real, but he is really the God of microbes and we are just the carriers of the important life in the Universe. Each bit has a twist on the end. After a few of these you realize that Eagleman isn’t trying to show you what an afterlife will be; instead each bit is a clever way of re-examining our own human lives, from many perspectives. 110 pages that can keep you talking and thinking for days. Somewhat modeled after *Einstein’s Dreams* by Alan Lightman.