I caught a cold the other day and have been reading Sum, a collection of stories, or “Forty Tales from the Afterlives.” I wish the cough would go away faster than I could finish the book.

These forty afterlives have variety. Some have a God, some have many, and some others have none. A few “afterlives” have no afterlife to begin with, and that everything is an act. The stories are short but mostly fun, surprising, and very entertaining. My favourite stories are Sum, the first story of the 40; and Descent of Species.

It’s a great book and I recommend you give it a read.