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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Bodies of Consequence is a thoughtful and thought provoking work of fiction about the consequences of life after death, penned by author Stephen Chong. In this intriguing tale, we meet two members of the same family, one in the present and another in the afterlife. Matthew J Cooper was a veteran sniper from the Second World War, venerated as a hero in his lifetime. But when Matthew enters the afterlife, he has to come to terms (and face to face) with the bodies and casualties he caused when he was on Earth. When Matthew’s grandson Michael follows his military tradition, Matthew must try to guide him from the afterlife with the new knowledge he has discovered.
This is very much a story of conscience and enlightenment, presenting a spiritual and thoughtful possibility and retrospective of the actions one takes in one’s life. Author Stephen Chong writes with provocative scene-making but not graphic content, making the ideas and storyline suitable for all readers, and there is a cinematic quality to the work as we transition between the lives of the two men and the afterlife situation where Matthew finds himself. The prose is fluid and the dialogue is strong and heartfelt, lending much empathy to the grandfather who falls victim to his own victims, and vows to do better for Michael. Overall, I’d say Bodies of Consequence will not suit all readers depending on their beliefs, but it does provoke some really interesting ideas as is an accomplished and well crafted novel.