Tuesday, October 28, 2008
As part of M.J. Rose's blog tour, and a bit of an unusual and thrilling contribution to this week's Halloween Spooktacular event, here's a review of The Memorist.
Meer is plagued by snatches of memories, "dreads" that seem familiar but seem to be without a source, and always present with strange and perplexing music. But when she encounters a strange letter, Meer is compelled to travel Vienna, Austria, tantalized by the opportunity to uncover the real reasons behind these dreads. She uncovers a mysterious reincarnationist community and learns of a man named David, who lost his family at the hands of terrorists, and is bent on ensuring that their deaths not be forgotten through violent acts of his own…
The Memorist is an exciting and highly suspenseful book readers won't be able to shake easily. A combination of past and present, history, and elements of mystery, Rose has crafted an unconventional thriller that will not only entertain, but will make you think. The gripping and wonderfully candid style makes it easy to become immersed into the plot, and Rose cleverly gives readers little glimpses into Meer's past lives and reveals the actions of other characters while keeping her main character ignorant, resulting in a gripping and well drawn out read with an explosive ending that will remind readers to not forget the past lest it haunt them in the days yet to come.
MJ's website: http://www.mjrose.com/content/index.asp
Read an excerpt here: http://www.mjrose.com/books/memorist.asp?BookVar=Excerpt
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PLUS (last like, I promise!), MJ is giving away a copy of her other book, The Reincarnationist! Go here.
(P.S. Sorry about the lack of posts! My automatic posting thing went haywire! I'm catching up right now!)