Book Title: Extended Stay
Author: Bradley Cannon
Date: June 2014
Reviewed by: Jennifer Xue, BookReviewClub.com
Extended Stay is a surrealist novel by Bradley Cannon. A master storyteller, Cannon weave stories about people, places, and their brush with life, death, uncertainty, and hope. It is a novel about people who live thousands of mile from each other, yet they are connected with invisible strings.
The story started with a chapter about tsunamis in Blitangan, Java. And setting of the main story is Chattanooga, Tennessee and surrounding areas. In September 2009, the local newspaper printed a blank obituaries section. Nobody and no animal died.
Natural and man-made disasters on various levels of magnitude do happen every day everywhere, such as in Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. Good thing is, life is full of serendipities and second chances. After all, human beings make choices and we must live with the consequences: good, bad, or anything in-between.
So, what caused the death moratorium? Will everyone be undead in the end?