Reddit Reddit reviews Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

We found 13 Reddit comments about Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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13 Reddit comments about Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives:

u/Chris153 · 3 pointsr/classic4chan

First part sounds like this book: Sum by David Eagleman
Easily in my top 5

u/innus · 2 pointsr/trees

That was amazing: I really recommend a book called 'Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives' for more of this kind of thing. It's a tiny little book, with each chapter (two or three pages each) a description of a differently imagined afterlife (this ^^ would sit well in the book).
e.g. (pasted from Amazon)
... Is God actually the size of a bacterium, battling good and evil on the battlefield of surface proteins, and thus unaware of humans, who are merely the nutritional substrate?
great for /r/trees.. :)
[ http://www.amazon.com/Sum-Forty-Afterlives-David-Eagleman/dp/0307377342 ]

(posted this on the other identical thread too.. I just think the book is relevant to /r/trees is all, and I didn't see it was posted here too! I hope that's ok )

u/ChildishBonVonnegut · 2 pointsr/trees

check this book out. its filled with awesomeness like that!

http://www.amazon.com/Sum-Forty-Afterlives-David-Eagleman/dp/0307377342

u/Blick · 2 pointsr/pics

I believe it was one of the stories in Sum.

u/BorborygmusMaximus · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I also recommend [Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman] (http://www.amazon.com/Sum-Forty-Afterlives-David-Eagleman/dp/0307377342?)
it's similarly eyeopening stuff

u/duddles · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Your quote reminds me of a great story from this book

u/plytvanim_the_world · 1 pointr/motorcycles

In the book "SUM", it talks about different theories of death. One of which is where you can live for as long as you want...then it goes on to explain how people set up "suicide dates", or hitman type things where they want to be killed a certain week, but with no knowledge of when its going to happen.


Very interesting read, short too.
http://www.amazon.com/Sum-Forty-Afterlives-David-Eagleman/dp/0307377342

u/born2blaze · 1 pointr/AskReddit

sum by david eagleman

u/celeryzamfir · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Link

PS. This isn't a theistic book.

u/microtopian · 1 pointr/funny

This strip reminds me of "Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives" by David Eagleman.

Here's a synopsis..

u/2518899 · 1 pointr/RedditDayOf

The story is called "Metamorphosis."

On Sum, from the Publisher's Weekly review:

>A clever little book by a neuroscientist translates lofty concepts of infinity and death into accessible human terms. What happens after we die? Eagleman wonders in each of these brief, evocative segments. Are we consigned to replay a lifetime's worth of accumulated acts, as he suggests in Sum, spending six days clipping your nails or six weeks waiting for a green light? Is heaven a bureaucracy, as in Reins, where God has lost control of the workload? Will we download our consciousnesses into a computer to live in a virtual world, as suggested in Great Expectations, where God exists after all and has gone through great trouble and expense to construct an afterlife for us? Or is God actually the size of a bacterium, battling good and evil on the battlefield of surface proteins, and thus unaware of humans, who are merely the nutritional substrate? Mostly, the author underscores in Will-'o-the-Wisp, humans desperately want to matter, and in afterlife search out the ripples left in our wake. Eagleman's turned out a well-executed and thought-provoking book.

u/PurpleDingo · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Yup, and this book beat you to it. I also suggest the shit out of it.