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The Awakening by Richard Eyre
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bookshelves: 2011, fiction, lds, religion
Recommended to Luann by: QueenAmidala
Read from August 31 to September 05, 2011

If I think of this story as an allegory, I like it a lot. We don't remember our life before this one, and reading about Paul rediscovering who he is without the memory of his previous life to help him is very interesting. It brings up questions I like to think about.

When I think of this story just in terms of the story, it all starts to fall apart for me with the "diamond caper" in England. That part felt very improbable and quite cheesy to me. I had a hard time with much of the story after that, but started to come around again towards the end.

So while this wasn't a top favorite, I did enjoy thinking of this story on a deeper level. It's the shallow level I had a harder time with. I definitely don't regret reading it and would recommend it to others who want to think about things like who they are, why they are here, and what brings joy.
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message 1: by Tamsen (new)

Tamsen I love your review. The very best books to me (in the long run) are those you think about always. This sounds like one you'll have on your list that you constantly apply to current life situations.


Luann Thanks for the nice comment, Tamsen! This is definitely a book I'll think about in the future. It does work really well as an allegory with deeper meaning than just the surface story.


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