If you are looking for a book that will make you THINK; one that is part history, part paranormal, and sits in a genre class all its own, then this is the book for you.
I honestly didn't know what to make of this novel when I started it. I had no inkling as to who Jhidhai was or WHAT he was. It was a bit confusing but so interesting that I HAD to press on. Had to.
I'm so glad I did. The more of this book I read, the more it stayed with me after I (reluctantly) put it down. Hey, we all have to sleep sometime, right? I felt compassion for the characters, not just Jhidhai and Claire, but the lives they shared with us through history.
After I finished the book, I sat quietly and relived it in my head and heart. THAT was when I realized that Wallace, through the telling of this story, turned the readers into Kiinari. We became the record keepers – the preservers of memories. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to step away from the 'normal' genres and delve into a story that will touch your heart and fill you with wonder.