The Memorist (The Reincarnationist #2)
The dreads are back. As a child, Meers Logan was haunted by memories of another time and place, always accompanied by the faint strains of elusive music. Now the hand of the past has reached out again. An envelope addressed to her and delivered to the Phoenix Foundation--an institute dedicated to the recovery of past life memories--contains a childhood drawing of an elabor...more
Meer Logan has always been haunted by the memories of someone else and the ellusive music that accompanies the memories. She has devoted her life to the study of false memories and to the study of music, hoping to rid herself of the dreads caused by these episodes.
Her father, Jeremy Logan, on the other hand, has devoted his life to the study of Jewish mystical beliefs and to recovering Jewish treasures. He believes Meer is remembering...more
A lot of characters and it jumped around a bit. Somewhat hard to follow, but an interesting plot. I Feel I should read the first book in the series (The Reincarnation), possibly helping me to enjoy this more. Meer is the main character and she has flashbacks/visions/hallucinations. It is believed that she is experiencing past lives. The story gets complex when a mystical flute from long ago is found, then stolen. There is also a possible connection to Beethoven and his mu...more
Although there is one carry-over character present, The Memorist is most assuredly a stand-alone novel.
One of the pleasures of reading an M.J...more
I don't know what to say about this book really. It was interesting, it was well paced, very much in the model of Dan Brown or Steve Berry. Yet, like it's p...more
A page turning paranormal thriller series with historical fiction and an ancient religious belief system embedded in the stories.
Mini Synopsizes ~ The Reincarnationist: Some precious stones with paranormal properties have been stolen from a newly discovered pre-Christian archeological site in Rome, dating around 400 AD. The stones purportedly can help one to remember past lives.
The story is primarily set in the present but moves back in...more
The Memorist takes place in present-day Vienna and New York City with interludes during the 1814 Congress of Vienna and the Indus Valley of 2120 B.C.E. Ms Rose did extensive research to provide the detailed descriptions and historical elements of th...more
The story also includes Malachai S...more
Meers Logan is haunted by nightmares which seem vivid and real. She can smell, see and hear faint music which she can’t put her finger on. When an envelope addressed to the Phoenix Foundation, which is dedicated to recovery of past life memories, Meers recognize the box which she spent years imagining.
M.J. Rose's narrative technique easily transports readers to Vienna, the home of Ludwig von Beethoven, and to Vienna in the past when Beethoven lived a...more
The Memorist centers around Vienna and Ludwig von Beethoven who in the 19th century had the memory f...more
But while I am willing to suspend my disbelief for the sake of a good story, one item was simply too m...more
Meer founds herself connected to a magical flute that supposedly was discovered in India around 1810 by one of the founders of the society and given to Beethoven to decipher its mysterious music th...more
I don't want to give too much away about the plot because The Memorist is a mystery book, but I'll tell you a little about it so you can get an idea of whether...more
An interesting weaving of several threads. The action largely takes place in Vienna though many of the characters are Americans.
A young U.S. woman (Meer Logan) has severe emotional disturbances that can temporarily incapacitate her.
Her father (Jeremy Logan) locates, authenticates objects of Judaica - stolen from Jews during World War II -- for an auction house for a living.
The N.Y. therapist (Malachi Samuels) who assists the daughter believe...more
She has a loving relationship with her father which is felt by the reader almost immediately...more
So, what do I want to say about The Memorist? An interesting read, definitely. I wasn't expecting to read a story that involved Beethoven, of all people, but that's the thing with MJ Rose. She gives you plots and intricacies that you're not expecting and that amp up the story in a w...more
The main concept of The Memorist revolves around memory items, which assist people in learning of their past lives. Meer is the only daughter of Jeremy Morgan, a Jewish Indiana Jones, who seeks out torahs and other relics of...more
All in all, it's an interesting concept - memory tools exist in the world that help people tormented by past life experiences remember so they can move on with their lives. The memory tool at the...more
M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice… books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and re...more