Title: Blueprints of the Afterlife
Author: Ryan Boudinot
Fans of Tom Robbins and Haruki Murakami will find a lot to love in this science fiction novel. Set in the Pacific Northwest after the apocalypse, the story is told from the perspective of several unique characters including a debilitatingly empathetic dishwasher, a veteran who has off-loaded his memories of a near death experience to a digital platform, and a film archivist who can't shake the feeling that the life she leads is not her own. Filled with humorous moments and memorable dialog, this book is a puzzle you will keep turning over in your mind long after you've read the final sentence.
Review by: Mac