Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
**I picked up an ARC of this at BookCon this year and I’d like to thank Del Rey Books for giving us the opportunity to read it early**
What I drank prior:A margarita and 4 beers? Unclear
So this book is all about reincarnation. My man Milo is on like 9,995 and he only has 5 more to ‘get it right’ and reach Perfection with a capital P. Every time he dies irl, he goes back to…. never never land? It’s like the place in-between lives. In never never land is Suzie, aka Death. My mans Milo and my lovely leading lady Suzie are bed fellows. Er well they’re in love. And bed fellows. This story goes through Milo’s lives and Suzie’s battle with being Death. Call it a ‘journey’ if you will.
YO this book was stunning. It’s magical and dark and tragic and heart warming all at once. Just. It’s just. Read it ok?
- Milo: is probably THE best developed character I’ve ever read. He’s flawed but wise and funny but stoic and a party boy but also careful. He gets to live so many different lives, in so many ways. And they all contribute to Never Never Land Milo. Man I love him.
- Suzie: is so relatable. She’s strong, capable, brilliant, and wise. She knows what’s up, but also what she wants. It’s brilliant.
To say this is a character driven story is an understatement. But there are multiple ‘plots’. Each life is a story in its own. And within each life you learn about his others. And it’s never confusing. I love it. At one point, I literally wanted to start reading it again and I hadn’t even finished it yet.
It’s enthralling. It’s captivating. I finished this book in 2 days. That should say it all
What I loved about this world is you get a bit of everything. Sci-fi, historical fiction, super hero stories, past, present, and future. It’s wonderful. ALSO never never land is well explained by his aunts (?). So good.
What to pair it with: Tequila. One of those drinks that, for me, makes me question the meaning of life.
Rating: 5/5 beautifully well aligned shots.
This book comes out today! You can get it here.
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: Name a book you read recently that you immediately wanted to start over when you were done.
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,