The Ups and Downs of Being Dead - M.R. Cornelius This is a science-fiction book for people who don't like science-fiction. While it had some elements of science fiction, the heart and soul of the book is really about the relationships that Robert had/has with others (or at least that is what I got out of the book). Robert's growth throughout the book is what really kept me hooked in this book. The cryogenics parts of the book were definitely fascinating as well. I loved what Robert did at the end and was actually tearing up. I would recommend this book to others and I look forward to reading more from M.R. Cornelius.