by J.K. Rowling
I've mentioned this book and how much I enjoyed it to several friends. "Can you pronounce the names in the book?" asked one; another simply stated "I don't like fantasy." The location, a small village in England; the time, the present; the characters, believable if not always appealing and often tragic. If you've ever wondered how life will go on after you die, this well-written work is a most interesting exploration of the ripples and waves in the wake of one man's demise. No fantasy here but a rather engaging and grim reality.