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Gersen believes the Book could lure Treesong out of hiding. Nymphotis's parents, Otho and Tuty, know Treesong killed their only child and are willing to help. Gersen has Cosmopolis publish a sensationalized report of Treesong's exploits at the reunion and a letter purportedly from Tuty, in which she calls Howard their son's friend and casually mentions an exercise book she still has. Treesong takes the bait. Sí, sÍ, SÍ. AL FIN UN LIBRO DE 5 ESTRELLAS ESTE AÑO. He tardado y me ha costado pero aquí está. Quiero darles las gracias a Robert y Rachel Klein por ser unos protagonistas increíbles. La historia es alucinante y te digo yo que todo lo que contiene la trama con muertes, torturas y movidas políticas no puede ser un libro para niños.

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The Book of Dreams was published in Germany four years ago, but is only now being released as an English translation. In the April edition of Good Reading magazine, Nina George talks about her own experiences with the rare neurological condition of synaesthesia. After writing nearly 30 books under five different pen names, The Book of Dreams is the first time she’s written about the condition. I have to say, reading that Nina herself is a synesthete really added a layer of credibility to this novel that cemented its authenticity. All of a sudden, Samuel’s experiences of the world ceased to be only the product of research. I have always been a bit fascinated with synaesthesia, but was also slightly sceptical, simply because it’s so incredibly hard to visualise. The Book of Dreams is the first time I’ve read about the condition in such an accessible way. And as far as characters go, Samuel is pretty special, and not just because he is a synesthete. I originally learned about this book when looking up the lyrics for the Patti Smith song "Birdland", from her debut album "Horses". In doing so I was surprised to learn that the song was actually based off of a memoir written by a man named Peter Reich about his childhood and experiences with his father, psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. After the accident, Sam—a thirteen-year old synesthete with an IQ of 144 and an appetite for science fiction—waits by his father’s bedside every day. There he meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and twelve-year old Madelyn Zeidler, a coma patient like Henri and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family. As these four very different individuals fight—for hope, for patience, for life—they are bound together inextricably, facing the ravages of loss and first love side by side.

Gersen obtains a photo of a group of seven men that was sent anonymously to his Cosmopolis Magazine company. A note was written on it says "HA Treesong is here". They do not know who sent it, who else is in the photo or where it was taken. Gersen decides to publish the photo in a free inaugural periodical called Extant that he creates. He includes it as part of a contest that offers a reward to the person who can identify the most people in the photograph. He hopes to at least narrow down which man in the photo might be Treesong. The book covers his 45 days in a coma, as he dreams and remembers and is watched over by Sam, who a synesthete & knows things on a level beyond medical science, and Eddie, the woman Henri loved but could never commit to. And there's a side story, too, of Madelyn, a 12 year old who has lost her entire family to a car accident, who is also in the intensive care ward, also lost in a deep coma. Dutchcharts.nl – Steve Miller Band – Book of Dreams" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 9, 2021. In 2015 George is the founder of the Initiative Fairer Buchmarkt e.V., which supports questions of law in daily business of authors – for ex in contracts, fees or author’s rights and e-Business. a thought-provoking consideration of what it’s like to cross the shadowy topography between life and death, to watch the sun go down at the world’s end, and to follow loved ones as they navigate the alternate futures that lie ahead of them.”

separate dominions, each jealous of its identity, each cherishing its own rotes and rites, each celebrating its distinctive cuisine and scorning all others as filth and scum, each considering itself the single home of civilization among 1562 barbaric, incomprehensible, and unpleasant neighbors.

This book is gorgeously written, brimming with vivid imagery and emotion. At times it gets a little confusing, as you're not sure what has happened and what is being dreamed, but the power of this book overcame any of its flaws where I was concerned. In a few days it will be five years since my father died suddenly, and this book, felt a bit like a gift for me, despite how difficult it was to read at times. Nina George ist Synästhetikerin. Sie nimmt Zahlen und Klänge als Farben, und Menschen, Orte oder Stimmungen intensiver wahr als andere. Diese besondere Gabe hat auch der 13-jährige Sam, der neben Henri und Eddie zu den Hauptfiguren der Geschichte zählt. Seine Mitschüler bezeichnen ihn als vulgo Synnie-Idiot, selbst seine Mutter findet nur schwer Zugang zu dem hochbegabten Jungen, der schon als Säugling zu weinen begann, wenn ihn die negativen Gefühle eines Ortes wie aus dem Nichts überfielen. The Top 100 Albums of '77". RPM. Vol.28, no.14. December 31, 1977. p.15. ISSN 0315-5994 . Retrieved November 9, 2021– via Library and Archives Canada. A captivating curiosity, for those who still believe in love and books, friendship and food, happiness and romance’ Saga

The Book of Dreams

The book doesn't focus much on character development. Each character has his/her own strong points that they utilize to their favour when the time comes. And that's kinda it. Henry is in the intensive care unit of a London hospital where the neurologist is referred to as God. 13 year old Sam has the unusual gift of synaesthesia, meaning he is aware and can sense what others cannot. As he sits by his father's bedside, he is joined by an ex-love of Henry's, the heartbroken Eddie Tomlin, and finds himself beginning to connect with a 12 year old girl, another patient in a coma in the unit. Henry, a man with secrets, finds himself reliving aspects of his life and childhood in his dreams, including his relationships with Marie-France, Sam's mother, and Eddie, but one where different choices and decisions are made and their outcome. In a story where the four characters begin to connect, George utilises the concept of a coma about which relatively little is known to explore the different levels of consciousness, the nature of father and son relationships, love, loss and compassion. My favourite thing about this book was the narrator's voice. The writing has a lyrical quality to it which adds to the fantastical nature of the world and makes some very simple statements beautifully poignant. Parts of the story are told in a dry, satirical way, which helps to lighten the mood as sometimes this tale can get quite dark! An amazingly intricate and ambitious first novel - ten years in the making - that puts an engrossing new spin on the traditional haunted-house tale. Nina George, the author of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Little French Bistro, completes her trio of books on being and not being with The Book of Dreams. These books have great personal meaning to the author as she works through anticipated fear of a life without her father, the grief that comes with his sudden death, and coming to terms with living her own life afterward.



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