110pp, Canongate, £9.99. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ 12.99 — — Hardcover "Please retry" CDN$ 43.14 . February 10th 2009 Want to stretch your mind for a bit? VIKING CANADA Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (Canada), 90 EglintOll Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y 3 (a division of Pearson Canada Inc.) Must read, For such a brilliant writer, though well written with style. Some of these stories were indeed imaginative scenarios of what the afterlife is like or what God might be like. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. Intriguing concept, beautiful execution & thoroughly thought-provoking. David Eagleman has proved himself to be the God of Afterlife. Written by a neuroscientist, Sum captures many facets of the Afterlife that are told succinctly in a series of vignettes that pull from science, fantasy, sci-fi, mythology, pop culture, religion, and probably a few nightmares and daydreams. Sum tells 40 vignettes from the afterlife, but you quickly figure out that (a) the stories are mutually exclusive (if one is true then the others cannot be), and (b) the stories are not about the afterlife at all, but instead unusual portraits about the here-and-now. Sum: 40 Tales From The Afterlives Paperback – Feb. 9 2010 by David Eagleman (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 613 ratings. - and this book adds value to those thoughts. 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. God greets you in the form of your ideal librarian. By Liz Else. It's possible that the ISBN was reused, you can post in the Librarians group (requests for books to be added are preferred with these details: In the afterlife you discover that all the goodreaders are in the same walled-off section of heaven. It’s a quick read and thought provoking but I found the stories a little hit and miss. Sum is a collection of forty vignettes describing possible afterlives, written by neuroscientist David Eagleman. 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. The first is when the body ceases to function. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2017. Pun intended. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Buy the Paperback Book Sum: 40 Tales From The Afterlives by David Eagleman at Indigo.ca, Canada's largest bookstore. Writing a review won't do justice to the experience you would get after reading it. The second is when the body is consigned to the. It is one of my all time favourite books and I bought few copies for friends and family who love it just as much. If you want a book that seems to be made up of small snacks but find that each of them burst in your mouth with a million flavours, this is the one. Others offer the possibility of a sublime eternity, in which the self is split into an infinite set of selves, as in a prism, which exist simultaneously, and interact, as multiple versions of the self at different ages, meeting together periodically at reunions. Someone on this forum here made a comparison of this book to Borges, which I agree with -- and I also think Italo Calvino would be an appropriate comparison. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. Instead, we will only look at the first of forty short stories in Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 March 2019, A very good collection of themed shorts – 4 Stars, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 January 2019. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This is simply a collection of thought experiments. For such a brilliant writer, though well written with style, the pieces did not take me anywhere. --Vanity Fair Imaginative and inventive. Download for print-disabled Add another edition? Sum is a wonderous piece of writing. 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. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. SUM shows us forty wonderfully imagined possibilities of life beyond death. I read Thai version last night. His books have been translated into 33 languages. 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