(Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives) [Read] ✓ David Eagleman


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  • Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives
  • David Eagleman
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 9780307377340

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FREE READ Ô Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives At once funny wistful and unsettling Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now In one afterlife you may find that God is the size o. In the afterlife you discover that all the goodreaders are in the same walled off section of heaven God greets you in the form of your ideal librarian In the goodreads heaven library you witness the librarian gamut examples include a fatherly professor a stern but gentle middle aged woman and a supermodel in a plaid skirt with legs that won t uit If you are a seventeen year old girl God is a combination of Ben Harrison and that guy from 500 Days of SummerThe time you spent on goodreads the status you have in heaven When you first arrive God checks the library computer there are never lines as everyone s different version of God has hisher own computer and gives you a badge that displays your total hours logged onto goodreads If you have logged many hours God shakes your hand high fives you or blows you kisses The people with the most time on their badges these badges are gold get the best tables at the goodreads heaven coffee shop and pick what the book clubs read Ginny Jones is the coffee shop waitress but is never allowed to read any books If you were involved in any goodreads fights or ever deleted your profile God wags hisher finger at you and makes you apologize to all involved parties If the fight was especially egregious God makes you hug In goodreads heaven you always look like your favorite avatar picture In goodreads heaven you can always find your favorite place to read whether it s on the subway your childhood bedroom or the library s corner chair In goodreads heaven your favorite characters come to life Many of the women goodreaders are walking around with men who look suspiciously like Jamie from OutlanderThe heaven goodreaders voted and decided that books should continue to have tangible form They liked the smell of old pages the feel of a trade paperback and the sense of anticipation accompanying the moment when the librarian hands over your reserve order Some dissenters lobbied that readers should only have to touch a cover to absorb a book s contents but just about everyone else said that was cheating The dissenters were especially upset because they felt like everyone else had read Coetzee and Murakami and they wanted to catch up but the majority ruled against themIn goodreads heaven friend whores are in trouble They are reuired to take every friend to dinner and listen to them talk for at least an hour This was a reasonable punishment for those who wanted to pad their friends list but God soon realized that this allowed creepy guys who only friended women the opportunity to talk with these women face to face In turn these girl collectors can only talk with each other They share tales of the best pics and attempt to interact with cute goodreaders but discover that as if they were ghosts no one but other girl collectors can see themIn Goodreads heaven you meet David Eagleman the author of Sum You tell him you liked his book for the most part but wonder if he realizes that he stole Graveyard of the Gods from Neil Gaiman Mr Gaiman doesn t have time to worry about this because goodreaders are chasing him all over heaven and that some of the forty themes eg heaven is so boring it s hell people get sick of immortality and volunteer for suicide have been done before You tell him some of his vignettes Mirrors are moving while others Death Switch are funny and still Blueprint thoughtful You thank him for expanding consideration of the afterlife beyond our limited western hemisphere mindset You admit that Sum didn t rock your world but add that a few of your goodreads friends loved his book He seems distracted and uestions when he ll meet these people You also ask where you can find his publisher since this book which you got from the library of course lists for twenty bucks but takes less time to read than People magazine s best dressed issue not that uh you ever wasted a minute on magazines back on earth of course not Eagleman shrugs and walks off Then you see your librarian with the next book on your reserve list You blink to your perfect reading spot You sip from a cup of coffee all the time in the world and open to the first page Underworld Different Worlds #1 goodreaders are in the same walled off section of heaven God Eternity Ring greets you in the form of your ideal librarian In the The Clean Up goodreads heaven library you witness the librarian The Sentient gamut examples include a fatherly professor a stern but A Lane to the Land of the Dead And Other Stories of the Supernatural Puffin Teenage Fiction gentle middle aged woman and a supermodel in a plaid skirt with legs that won t uit If you are a seventeen year old Aux Etats Unis d'Afriue girl God is a combination of Ben Harrison and that Rumen Microbiology guy from 500 Days of SummerThe time you spent on Mais Lucro goodreads the status you have in heaven When you first arrive God checks the library computer there are never lines as everyone s different version of God has hisher own computer and Ralph Pincus Occultist Extraordinaire The World of Ralph Pincus #1 gives you a badge that displays your total hours logged onto What a Carve Up goodreads If you have logged many hours God shakes your hand high fives you or blows you kisses The people with the most time on their badges these badges are Looking for Garbo gold Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe get the best tables at the Monster Hunter Legion goodreads heaven coffee shop and pick what the book clubs read Ginny Jones is the coffee shop waitress but is never allowed to read any books If you were involved in any Medea Stimmen goodreads fights or ever deleted your profile God wags hisher finger at you and makes you apologize to all involved parties If the fight was especially egregious God makes you hug In Non fidarti di nessuno goodreads heaven you always look like your favorite avatar picture In ILLICIT LOVER goodreads heaven you can always find your favorite place to read whether it s on the subway your childhood bedroom or the library s corner chair In The Glenn Gould Reader goodreads heaven your favorite characters come to life Many of the women గోన గన్నా రెడ్డి Gona Ganna reddy goodreaders are walking around with men who look suspiciously like Jamie from OutlanderThe heaven Mystery of Metru Nui goodreaders voted and decided that books should continue to have tangible form They liked the smell of old pages the feel of a trade paperback and the sense of anticipation accompanying the moment when the librarian hands over your reserve order Some dissenters lobbied that readers should only have to touch a cover to absorb a book s contents but just about everyone else said that was cheating The dissenters were especially upset because they felt like everyone else had read Coetzee and Murakami and they wanted to catch up but the majority ruled against themIn Shifter Wonderland Anthology goodreads heaven friend whores are in trouble They are reuired to take every friend to dinner and listen to them talk for at least an hour This was a reasonable punishment for those who wanted to pad their friends list but God soon realized that this allowed creepy Picture Theory Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation guys who only friended women the opportunity to talk with these women face to face In turn these A Christmas Carol girl collectors can only talk with each other They share tales of the best pics and attempt to interact with cute Le due schiavitù goodreaders but discover that as if they were The Half Mother A Novel ghosts no one but other Shaky Ground girl collectors can see themIn Goodreads heaven you meet David Eagleman the author of Sum You tell him you liked his book for the most part but wonder if he realizes that he stole Graveyard of the Gods from Neil Gaiman Mr Gaiman doesn t have time to worry about this because Reach Finding Strength Spirit and Personal Power goodreaders are chasing him all over heaven and that some of the forty themes eg heaven is so boring it s hell people Nilas Hope get sick of immortality and volunteer for suicide have been done before You tell him some of his vignettes Mirrors are moving while others Death Switch are funny and still Blueprint thoughtful You thank him for expanding consideration of the afterlife beyond our limited western hemisphere mindset You admit that Sum didn t rock your world but add that a few of your Man Up Vol 1 goodreads friends loved his book He seems distracted and uestions when he ll meet these people You also ask where you can find his publisher since this book which you A Necessary Evil got from the library of course lists for twenty bucks but takes less time to read than People magazine s best dressed issue not that uh you ever wasted a minute on magazines back on earth of course not Eagleman shrugs and walks off Then you see your librarian with the next book on your reserve list You blink to your perfect reading spot You sip from a cup of coffee all the time in the world and open to the first page

CHARACTERS · IDELTA.US ☆ David EaglemanSum Forty Tales from the Afterlives

FREE READ Ô Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives F a microbe and unaware of your existence In another version you work as a background character in other people’s dreams Or you may find that God is a married couple or that the universe is running backward or that you are forced to live out your aft. 5 Everyone is a brother to all and for the first time an idea has been realized that never came to fruition on Earth true euality The Communists are baffled and irritated because they have finally achieved their perfect society but only by the help of a God in whom they don t want to believe The meritocrats are abashed that they re stuck for eternity in an incentiveless system with a bunch of pinkos The conservatives have no penniless to disparage the liberals have no downtrodden to promote So God sits on the edge of Her bed and weeps at night because the only thing everyone can agree upon is that they re all in Hell I recently re read this and still love it I ll leave my original review below and add some excerpts now I ve read or browsed through this several times and I never remember all the possibilities but I definitely remember the sense of be careful what you wish for that permeates all of the storiesThe uotation above shows that in that example nobody s happy including God Herself This is from a chapter titled Descent In the afterlife you are treated to a generous opportunity you can choose whatever you would like to be in the next life What a great idea What could possibly go wrongYou think a simple unhurried life sounds good one with no major decisions to make You give it some thought and figure you might try life as a horse this time You make your choice and as your mind begins to slowly change easing you into your new peaceful form You realize that the next time you return here with your thick horse brain you won t have the capacity to ask to become a human again You won t understand what a human is Your choice to slide down the intelligence ladder is irreversible And just before you lose your final human faculties you painfully ponder what magnificent extraterrestrial creature enthralled with the idea of finding a simpler life chose in the last round to become a human What alien life form did we descend from then Ah it s wonderful and no two chapters are the same I ll be ready to enjoy them again one day I m surechokengtitiktitikchokengs I listened to many of the stories on the audio version and they were terrific Different narrators both male and female voices with different native accents Great way to differentiate the stories2011 brief review and I DID buy a copyLoved this one May have to lash out and actually BUY a copy I m a library lover who has given away countless books with every moveThe tales are short inventive thought provoking imaginings of what comes after life I recommend reading only one or two at a time to let the ideas soak in Now I look forward to reading them again because I m never going to remember all the options of what lies beyond Door Number Two The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia generous opportunity you can choose whatever you would like to be in the next life What a Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice great idea What could possibly Thrill Me Do Not Disturb go wrongYou think a simple unhurried life sounds Vildanden good one with no major decisions to make You The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 give it some thought and figure you might try life as a horse this time You make your choice and as your mind begins to slowly change easing you into your new peaceful form You realize that the next time you return here with your thick horse brain you won t have the capacity to ask to become a human again You won t understand what a human is Your choice to slide down the intelligence ladder is irreversible And just before you lose your final human faculties you painfully ponder what magnificent extraterrestrial creature enthralled with the idea of finding a simpler life chose in the last round to become a human What alien life form did we descend from then Ah it s wonderful and no two chapters are the same I ll be ready to enjoy them again one day I m surechokengtitiktitikchokengs I listened to many of the stories on the audio version and they were terrific Different narrators both male and female voices with different native accents Great way to differentiate the stories2011 brief review and I DID buy a copyLoved this one May have to lash out and actually BUY a copy I m a library lover who has Duffy given away countless books with every moveThe tales are short inventive thought provoking imaginings of what comes after life I recommend reading only one or two at a time to let the ideas soak in Now I look forward to reading them again because I m never Art of Deception Kate Hanson #2 going to remember all the options of what lies beyond Door Number Two

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FREE READ Ô Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives Erlife with annoying versions of who you could have been With a probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman offers wonderfully imagined tales that shine a brilliant light on the here and now. Some of these stories were indeed imaginative scenarios of what the afterlife is like or what God might be like But because his Heaven or God is always imagined as some inversion of a human hierarchy or scaleit gets repetitive very fast God always lacks some human uality that intrinsically keeps him as God and us as humans orhe s just like us but just a smaller or larger scale Because his Heaven is always some rearranged variation of the human life all the stories start to sound the same Because these stories are so hypothetical and abstract they become very repetitive and you feel as if he s flogged his one trick pony to death by the end of the book I also disliked the author s photonot his looks just the photo For those who did like it you might want to check out Pieces for the Left Hand by John Lennon who writes in a similar deadpan way about everyday life His stories are imagintave in an engaging in a personal way rather than just hypothetical way The Boyfriend Next Door gets repetitive very fast God always lacks some human uality that intrinsically keeps him as God and us as humans orhe s just like us but just a smaller or larger scale Because his Heaven is always some rearranged variation of the human life all the stories start to sound the same Because these stories are so hypothetical and abstract they become very repetitive and you feel as if he s flogged his one trick pony to death by the end of the book I also disliked the author s photonot his looks just the photo For those who did like it you might want to check out Pieces for the Left Hand by John Lennon who writes in a similar deadpan way about everyday life His stories are imagintave in an engaging in a personal way rather than just hypothetical way


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    (Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives) [Read] ✓ David Eagleman This book blew me away; I underlined and starred dozens of sentences and typed them in to my friends on email Sum tells 40 vignettes from the afterlife but you uickly figure out that a the stories are mutually excl

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    FREE READ Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives CHARACTERS · IDELTA.US ☆ David Eagleman David Eagleman ☆ 1 FREE READ My favourite video game of all time is a homemade 2D platformer on the little known Yaroze—a black programmable Playstation—called Time Slip In this game you are a snail with a one minute lifespan who has to use his time on screen to stand on buttons that open doors to other parts of the level Once the minute is up the snail is reincarnated as another snail at the beginning of the level or at the latest checkpoint The ghost of your p

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    (Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives) [Read] ✓ David Eagleman Now I've read Sum twice First on a plane flight in one big sitting then years later one story a day for 40 days Honestly the first way was better The stories that are good are really really good But none of them have much staying power so the emotional rollercoaster of reading them one after another was fun and resonant than takin

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    (Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives) [Read] ✓ David Eagleman David Eagleman ☆ 1 FREE READ CHARACTERS · IDELTA.US ☆ David Eagleman This is a suite of variations on the possibilities of different kinds of afterlives Each of the forty tales is usually only about a couple of pages long but each one is densely packed with mind bending what ifs He imagines wildly dif

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    FREE READ Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Sum Forty Tales from the Afterlives) [Read] ✓ David Eagleman David Eagleman ☆ 1 FREE READ NO SPOILERSAn enjoyable set of inventive what if? vignettes Sum is Eagleman's envisionings of various versions of the afterlife All are impressively uniue and some really stretch the mind Be sure to open this book while fully alert Eagleman's background as a neuroscientist is at times on full display in these pages as some of his ideas veer into the complex and obscure with talk of uarks and atoms Readers not inclined

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