The Ones Who LookThe Ones Who Look by Katharine Duckett
My rating: 3/5 cats
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“We found out what people wanted from the angels in the beta testing stage. They didn’t want an omnipotent being who can tell them exactly how to get into Heaven. Humans won’t just do what they’re told to, but they want guidance all the same. It’s why we developed two angels, offering variable input. Every action needs to seem like a conversation. A choice.”

a variant on the opt-in afterlife theme focusing on the bean-counters and office workers making that afterlife spin. or not. this is one of those stories whose ambiguous ending doesn’t make me feel like i’m missing out—continuing the story would only diminish it.

i have been bad at reviewing lately because i’m off writing a different thing, but i hope to come back soon, if that matters to anyone.

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