Friday, November 4, 2011

Parallel Lives, Martin Gwent Lewis (4 stars)

Intriguing, and a definite departure from the last several books I've read, Parallel Lives follows the story of a man meeting parallel versions of himself. Convoluted at times, but I'm not sure how you avoid that when dealing with the idea of parallel universes.

The idea behind the story... each time you make a major life decision it spins off another version of yourself, one where you did not make that decision. As a reader, I couldn't help but think about how many choices we make in our lives and how many versions there would be. Your head starts to spin.

But spinning isn't bad.

My full review can be found here at Rebeccas Reads. An excerpt:

Can you imagine being at the lowest point in your life and reviewing all your past decisions? Not just reviewing them, but meeting your alter egos who made different decisions. Thus is the basis of Parallel Lives, an intriguing story about a man struggling with life and past decisions. The story opens on Richard’s darkest day. He’s about to end it all when a voice yells, “Don’t do it! The repercussions are beyond your wildest dreams.” His savior is his counterpart in another reality, known as Historian.

If you enjoy a thrilling and thought-provoking ride, pick this up. Don't get frustrated in the beginning, the book gains momentum and takes you to a fast-paced conclusion. Enjoy!

Note: Back to my cover discussion, don't judge this book by its cover. When I first saw it, I thought it was some eBook business manual. The story deserves more.