HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF YOUR EXISTENCE?
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SACRIFICE FOR LOVE?
When Matthew Willish wakes up on a cold steel floor unsure of how he got there, he begins desperately searching for answers. What Matthew doesn’t realize, however, is that this is only the beginning of a journey that will ultimately send him searching other worlds for the answer to numerous profound questions, the most pressing being: is he living in reality or in a dream? Or is he just an insane man who desperately needs help? A Dream of Waking Life is a philosophical and psychological thriller that tells the story of one man’s journey through space, time, and mind to not only discover his true identity but also the love of his life—a woman who keeps slipping through his fingers and into another reality. A thought-provoking meditation on the thin line between what is real and what is not, A Dream of Waking Life will leave readers questioning how far they would go to understand the nature of their own existence and how much they would sacrifice for love.
Disclaimer: I read this as part of SPSFC. The thoughts about this book are my own and do not reflect the thoughts of Team Escapist.
This novel will take you on a ride. It just throws you right in and keeps going, introducing you into a little of the madness that the main character experiences in the pages of this novel. With that being the introduction, I did find it hard to really get into it as I was constantly trying to figure out what in the world was going on. It reminded me a lot of the movie Inception, without having the beginning story before being immersed the living dreams. Overall, it was written well and has an intriguing premise. Especially if you like the more nitty gritty of technology.
The strength of this novel is the characters. They were unique and fun. It was interesting to see how they developed from each chapter to the next, adding an element to the overall story. The overall plot was where I was not sure where the end goal was trying to get to. Part romance, part thriller, part mystery. It has all of these elements in some of the chapters and just wasn’t clear in where it was going. This could totally have been just from me as the reader and looking too much into what was there.
This is a novel that will make your head spin!! It will show you how crazy the human mind could be to itself, with the twists and turns of a supernatural thriller. The writing will pull you in, making you feel as if you are living the life of the main character. It will make you ponder the true depths of the imaginations and what is real. There is a complete possibility that we may be living in a dream…
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. As always, happy reading and Stay Great!!