Originally Posted by JSWolf
That's a very good point.
It is a very good point and I can't really answer it here in case anyone reads the book! But it does make sense I promise!
Essentially in chapter 1 Ewan dies in the abandonded city of Pripyat, shortly after falling from a roof and immediately "awakens" if you can call it that, at the start of chapter 2 half way through an interview in London, wondering what the hell just happened.
Lets hear from some of Ewan's own words in the Prologue:
‘Death aims only once, but never misses
.’ – Edward Counsel.
There was a time when I believed that those philosophical words were true. Not anymore though, because now I know differently...
Edward Counsel was wrong, death doesn’t only aim once and never miss because I die every single day. The famous Roman philosopher Seneca put things better when he said: ‘It is uncertain where death may await thee, therefore expect it everywhere.’
When you die as often as I do, those words seem to make a lot of sense.
I can remember my first death clearly. It was some time ago in the Ukraine and long before I knew of Seneca’s words, so back then - I never expected it.