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The Persistence of Memory (Mnevermind #1)

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Every day, Daniel Schroeder breaks his father's heart.

The two of them have always been close, which makes it all the more difficult to break the daily news: the last five years were nothing like Big Dan remembers.

They're both professionals in the memory field--they even run their own memory palace. So shouldn't they be able to figure out a way to overwrite the persistent f
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ebook, 158 pages
Published May 4th 2012 by JCP Books LLC (first published May 2nd 2012)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**WOAH, now FREE at Amazon US! 2/19/16**


A new, awesome Jordan Castillo Price series has arrived!!<--- (Were sweeter words ever spoken?)

I adore JCP. Her Psycop series is a huge favorite of mine, and I've liked each of her stand-alones that I've read, so I had a pretty good feeling going into this one. I was not disappointed. JCP keeps delivering on these interesting, out of the box concepts in M/M, and she kills it every time.

Though this book was a little Total Recall meets Eternal Sunshine o
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Nancy
Cross-posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf Inflicted

45-year-old Daniel Schroeder and his father, Big Dan, own Adventuretech, a business that specializes in implanting fabricated memories based on a client’s needs. While the memories are temporary, the feelings of confidence, happiness, or inner peace that result are lasting.

Daniel developed Life is Awesome, a mnem intended to make his business rich. Instead, the mnem has altered his father’s past, seemingly permanently. And just who is that ho
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Ingela
Written December 29, 2015

3.8 Stars - Tricky to understand at first but addictive interesting - part one of three and this will be great

Book #1


The Persistence of Memory didn't feel like a complete ended novel, so my rating may not be really accurate until all three Mnevermind parts are read. So far intriguing good.



I don't know if this is to be called paranormal, a bit Sci Fi, or just 201x M/M contemporary with a nowaday (quite gray, non glamorous and ordinary) North American world with som
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Lena♥Ribka

2,5 stars rounded up to 3 stars

I understand now why Jordan Castillo Price is so popular.
And even if I had a hard time with this book, the writing doesn't belong to my issues.
I'd like to read something less focused on the technical aspect. Where I have more fiction and less of manuals.

This book was simply mnemoverloaded. I finished it totally exhausted, and I know for sure, I'm not going to read more of this series.

There were too many technical details that spoiled a fluent pace of the story f
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Val Kovalin
This is a strong start to what promises to be a haunting new series set in an alternate-universe Madison, Wisconsin, where the intersection of neurology and computer coding form the mind-bending field of mnemography.

(Mnemography is a programmed fantasy sent via computer to a customer's mind, enabling him to inhabit a mnem experience that isn't confused with a real memory.)

First-person narrator Daniel is forty-five. (Thank God for sexy older heroes in m/m fiction!) He is consumed with guilt and
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Sofia
Dec 29, 2015 Sofia rated it really liked it

Definitely on with the next one. After a confusing part JCP did not leave me floudering in the dark, things are way more clearer now, I do need to continue with the story as I was to see, I want to know.



Present rating after reading only the first part of the trilogy 3.5 stars - subject to change later.


Read with Ingela.


Emma Sea
Dec 03, 2014 Emma Sea rated it liked it
Compelling writing, fascinating and vividly-drawn world.

Daniel's attraction to and interactions with Elijah make me uncomfortable. It feels like Daniel's not treating Elijah like an actual person.

It's difficult to rate a book when it cuts off so abruptly; I'm looking forward to book 2
Chris
May 04, 2012 Chris rated it it was amazing
Excellent alternate reality m/m romance about a mneomographer who's lost his confidence after accidentally changing his dad's reality... permanently. And then he runs into something inexplicable during an mneming session... Totally sucked into this, and impatiently waiting for the next segment. *taps fingers*
Amy
Mar 30, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
I had to sleep on this one before rating and reviewing. I was torn between a 4 and a 5, but I just can’t get this book out of my head. JCP is a sci-fi master as far as I’m concerned. The world building and level of detail is amazing. The concept of mnemography is very cool. Throw in Daniel, Big Dan, Larry and Elijah and you have a 5-star read. I can’t wait to start the next book.
Natasha
Mar 11, 2015 Natasha rated it it was amazing
4.5 rounded to 5 because JCP is amaze.
Susan
Oct 22, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buddy-read, mm
4.5 stars

I really really liked this one. And I wasn’t sure I would. I wasn’t too thrilled about Meatworks, and after hearing that there wasn’t a lot of romance I was very hesitant to start this.

So happy to have BR-ed this with girls Gaby, Elsbeth and Bucletina.

When I read the blurb this reminded me of one of my favorite movies, Memento. Not to know if something is real or not... awesome! While it wasn’t that bad (or confusing) in the book, I loved it every time Daniel was questioning whether so
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Desinka
Feb 19, 2015 Desinka rated it it was amazing
First read: November 2014

Reread: February 2015

Is it possible JC Price is getting even better! She's already my most favourite m/m writer UF/sci-fi/horror/ whatever else she decides to write author!

Our character Daniel is in the business of selling fake short-term memories, or mnems. He's stopped creating his own memories since the last one he created stayed with his father permanently. Daniel is a loner and not really ready for a relationship. Yet when he meets a strange man in his clients' mne
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K.J. Charles
Fabulous. Lovely premise, great atmosphere - I am a sucker for shabby-junk sci-fi - and the author is ruthless in repeatedly pulling the rug from under the narrator's feet. Off to get the next one. Highly recommended
Maya
Aug 16, 2016 Maya rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance, sci-fi

I’m writing this after I’ve read the Mnevermind trilogy, and this one is my favorite of the three.

I liked Daniel from the start - he is troubled and stuck in one place because of an accident that happened to his father - Big Dan. To love your job so much, to be confident that you are great at it, and then to end up hurting the person you love the most by doing that same job – how does one recover from this?

And it’s not just guilt that’s crushing him - it’s his and his father’s dream that has be
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Kaje Harper
May 20, 2012 Kaje Harper rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, m-m, scifi
Once again, JCP has given us a wonderful main character in a believable setting with just enough near or alternate future contextual background to be complete but not overdone. And as always, I can't wait for the next installment. The idea of a main character who is capable of two different types of interaction in two different settings sets up a wonderful tension here. The way the narrator faces the difficult task every morning of reminding his father that the man has been divorced from his ...more
Gaby
Apr 02, 2015 Gaby rated it really liked it
BR with Susan, Bucletina & Elsbeth

If there's something that I don't think anyone can dispute, is that JCP writes wonderful stories taking the most unusual topics as part of her main plot, and incorporates brilliant and completely original characters that end up together in relationships that are kind of "out of the box". None of her characters are ever dull, boring, flat, uninteresting, paper-thin. EVER. There is always so much more to them than what is seen on the surface, and she explores
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Regina
Jordan Castillo Price has done it again. It is no secret I am a huge fan of her Psycop series, my fanship is such that I am purposely holding back from reading the last published book in that series, GhosTV, until the next in the series is published. I am that fearful of being without a Jordan Castillo Price book in my favorite series. Well, I now have a new series of hers to follow. The Persistence of Memory, is a richly written story told from the first person point of view of the main ...more
Jordan Price
May 03, 2012 Jordan Price marked it as wrote  ·  (Review from the author)
This new series is set in an alternate reality Madison, WI. It focuses on families and work and normal day-to-day stuff...with a dreamy twist. Daniel Schroeder is in the business of implanting recreational memories, and between guiding his clients and testing out his own equipment, his reality isn't always what it seems.

Goes on sale 5/4/12
Jess Candela
4.5 stars
Review Summary: This book felt like a fantastic first date that ended abruptly, full of excitement and promise that leaves you edgy and eager for the second date, when you’ll finally start to really get to know this intriguing person (or story, as the case may be).

Review: This was a fascinating adventure and exploration of mind and memory, with heroes outside the “norm” for m/m. I also loved that they were both something other than the classic, youthful perfection of the typical m/m rom
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Sandra
How does she come up with this stuff?!? You would think all the technical talk would be boring, but as someone who is frequently guilty of skimming, I can honestly say I read every line with wrapped enjoyment. It's such an interesting concept, that people pay for "experiences" that they don't even remember, but that their brain retains and therefor leaves them feeling better, more confident, sexier, etc. I loved how he was constantly checking his hand for the mnevermind mark to make sure what ...more
Jennifer☠Pher☠
Apr 04, 2015 Jennifer☠Pher☠ added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer☠Pher☠ by: Amy
Shelves: m-m
I am quite fascinated by this world. I must continue.
ttg
May 05, 2012 ttg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, favorites, reviews
Mnevermind: The Persistence of Memory is the first in a new series (a trilogy, I think?), and is an engrossing character-driven story. I read it in one long go, shifting from the chair to the bath to the bed--I just couldn't put it down until I figured out what happened next.

Set in an alternative-universe Madison, WI, the story's main character and narrator is Daniel Shroeder. Mid-40's, currently single Daniel has been focusing over the last year on running his father's memory palace, a place wh
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Bucletina
Apr 03, 2015 Bucletina rated it really liked it
Shelves: br, autores-favoritos
Antes que nada, debo decir que el concepto que tengo sobre el BR implica algo màs que avisarle a un otro que vas a leer un libro al mismo tiempo. Creo que la gracia está en ir compartiendo opiniones, debatir y reflexionar juntos una vez finalizada la lectura y esperar a que tu compañero termine de leer para puntuar y reseñar. Así que gracias miles a Gaby por compartir esos pequeños momentos conmigo.

Dicho esto, y yendo propiamente al libro, no es una sorpresa que esta primera parte de la saga me
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Mel
Apr 02, 2015 Mel marked it as did-not-finish
*** DNF at 40 something %, no rating ***

I'm at a place right now where a book has to grab my attention right from the start or otherwise my thoughts will wander off and I can't concentrate on the story.

This is the case here. I was bored and I couldn't connect to Daniel, the protagonist.

Everyone loves this book or at least likes it, so... just saying, don't mind me.


Two quotes that show why this book didn't work for me:

"What good are you, then?"
I'd been asking myself the very same thing ever since
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Alisa
Jan 02, 2016 Alisa rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story about a guy who owns a business that lets people have temporary memories (kind of like fantasies come true). It's a little too complicated to explain in a review but it's an interesting set up. While in a mnem one day, Daniel sees a guy that shouldn't be there and in the course of a few memories the guy talks to him. I won't say more about this due to spoilers but it leads us to our other MC Elijah. Elijah is a very interesting character. This book is a slow burn ...more
John The Cosmic Wanderer
Mar 11, 2015 John The Cosmic Wanderer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
This is my first JCP and i love it! The plot and the world building is just fresh and original. Im so looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Kelly
Jan 04, 2015 Kelly rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Not my favorite from JCP but still good enough to continue on with the series. Seeing this world from Elijah's perspective should be very interesting.
Lori
Apr 01, 2015 Lori rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bmbr-reads, 2015
I pretty much sat down and read the three Mnevermind books back-to-back, I enjoyed them so much I couldn't stop reading when one book was finished. Because I read them all straight off, I'm reviewing them together - I really think anyone interested in these should get all three from the start!These books sum up pretty much everything I love about reading. They are unique, have great characterisation and a fantastic edge of reality - considering the subject matter is not a real thing (yet!).

The l
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Susan
Apr 21, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-read, free, z-2015
I received a free copy of this book through the Don't Buy My Love program in the M/M Romance Group in exchange for an honest review.

Although I have read this author's books before this is a brand new series for me. The first book of a trilogy, The Persistence of Memory introduces us to Daniel and his family. He's a man in his forties who runs his family business which has seen better days. He's also a man who has pretty much hit rock bottom. He has lost his self-confidence, ambition and drive an
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Johanna
May 14, 2012 Johanna rated it it was amazing
Do not miss this new, intriguing series from Jordan Castillo Price!

The story is about Daniel and Dan, son and father, who run a business providing computer programmed, temporary induced memory experiences, mnems. It's about Daniel's guilt over an accident that changed his father's memories. It's about Daniel's almost nonexistent love life, his pitiful free time outside his work and his odd relationship with his goofy almost-friend, Larry. But mainly it's about how EVERYTHING will change, when a
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Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price is the owner of JCP Books LLC. Her paranormal thrillers are colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison.

Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who's plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check
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Mnevermind (3 books)
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