This is not your Dante’s Inferno, not exactly the seventh circle of hell, but it’s not that great. We are in a nameless place, where each resident feels that it is a crappier version of the city they just came from; it’s the place you go if you commit suicide, no matter which way you “offed” yourself. We follow Mordy as he works in a pizzeria in this strange afterlife, goes to bars, and tries to live the life he did not live before. He meets, and befriends, Uzi and gets into long conversations about life and death. Then Mordy finds his ex-roommate, who tells him that his ex-girlfriend also killed herself. Now Mordy is on a quest to find his ex-girlfriend with his new friend, and he sets out on a slightly strange adventure that is mostly about finding yourself, who you are, and what you are comfortable with. It is a bit absurdist, but if you are looking for overtly Christian imagery of the afterlife, you will not find it here. I really liked it until the final part; the meeting of new people, making new friends, and maybe a new lover, all worked well. But the final part with his ex-girlfriend just threw everything off.
|Author||Etgar Keret • Asaf Hanuka, Illustrator|
|Page Count||112 pages|
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