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An intellectual version of scrooge
on 18 November 2012
The author who I have begun to get to know very well has a very articulate poetical writing style, he also comes from psychologist background. As a psychologist he can play with the readers mind just like Hannibal from Silence of the Lambs.
I wondered when the novel began with what seems to be an outer body experience, being referred to in the first person, whether the author is trying to draw his readers into a relaxing hypnotic trance to enjoy the book. Descriptions of what is happening are very vivid, imaginative and psychological and draw the reader into the author's strange world instantly from the outset.
This is definitely a book that I will pick up and read again away from distractions of children and family. The style is enjoyable and helps the mind wander to another place. I found reading the beginning of this book like listening to a song with ambiguous lyrics, its an extremely pleasant read, I was a bit confused in parts about where I was in the plot and wasn't quite sure whether I got the full point of where the story was taking me, its like an intellectual version of Scrooge with the main character engaging with other characters in another dimension and spiritual world. In parts I was a little out of my depth, however all becomes clearer at the end.
As well as being a gripping plot, some parts of this book had me reaching for my dictionary, the style though poetical and relaxing, the author is very articulate, intellectual and some of the wording in this work is far from colloquial.
This is an ideal gift for your friends, relatives or colleagues who you think ought to be in MENSA and move in braniac circles, however if they don't know what the word existentialism means, and the most challenging literature they have ever read is Catherine Cookson or Mills and Boon, then forget this one, and pass them a copy of the Beano.