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A Familiar Rain

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The sudden death of his wife pushes Alex Hemmer, a young neuroscience researcher, to press ahead with his attempts to relive past events. In a startling breakthrough, he synthesizes a bacterial toxin that is a bona fide memory drug. By administering the substance in conjunction with electric needling of key areas of the brain, test subjects are able to relive past events. ...more
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Chinook Publishing (first published March 21st 2011)
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Richelle Goodrich
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book means to make the reader think, questioning life and one’s own choices. A sweet feel permeates the story, but, as the cover and title elude, a near constant cloud hangs over the main character, Alex Hemmer. It is not a black cloud, but emotionally dreary. ‘A Familiar Rain’ is the story of coping with pain – more specifically, the silent demons created when life tragically fails to follow an expected path. It is a fight between the lure of fervent dreams that would claim every waking ...more
Joyce Faulkner
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I bought this book for my Kindle, thinking I'd downloaded a lovely read for a rainy day. The title -- and even the cover -- imply simplicity, peace, and relaxation. And yes, "A Familiar Rain" is all of those things. The delivery is mellow and graceful. I stretched out on the couch, rain coincidentally thumping on the skylight, and slipped into the lives of a University professor, his colleagues, and his students -- a world far away from that of the old soldiers and adventurers whose books I ...more
Dennise Sleeper
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was full of emotion. I didn't want to put it down, but had too often as it's not in paper form, but is an ebook. I had to read it on my computer and reading time is limited for this manner. Since I've been sick for the past couple of days, I've been able to spend me time reading in bed with my laptop on my...lap.

This is a story of love, loss and crushes. Alex, a university professor, is working on a memory drug and mapping the brain's memory centers between his lectures. He falls in
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Peggy Holloway
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked the plot of this book and it did make me cry and stirred up many emotions, but there was a lot to wade through to get to the good stuff. It moved at a snails pace. The storyline is very unique which I like a lot.

The story is about a psychology professor and memory researcher who has developed the ability, through a drug he developed and a unique process of regression, to be able to make it possible for people to actually live moments that they can remember. He spends page after page
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Áine
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Join Alex, Abbey, Laura, Len in the Lab where they meet the original Riddler - Heraclitus -ὁ Σκοτεινός

"No man ever steps in the same river twice". A Familiar Rain explores the premise of memory travel to the past. Alex and the Lab team discover a drug called mnemontine which allows a person to relive a memory exactly as it happened. They work on a technique called cerebrography for regressing their subjects and stimulating their brains. Would you relive the moments with your long-dead love if
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Angela Mortimer
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Very realistic book about grief and loss.

Well-written book about a subject many of us will identify with. The characters were very recognisable and human; we've all met many of them, although the dreadful ones were even worse than in my experience, they were still very well described and absolutely believable. One thing happened just before the loss that I knew would make it harder to come to terms with and I was right, it did, and along came denial on top of everything else. Excellently done,
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Wilma Reiber
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
What an interesting question: do you want to relive (not just remember) emotions you felt in the past? I guess nobody can really answer that question unless they had the opportunity to experience it. I don't know whether this will be possible through medication and brain wave mapping one day. But the story makes you wonder.
The story is entertaining, heartwarming and thought provoking, spiced with romance, thrill and philosophical ponderings.
I enjoyed all its aspects and recommend it to anybody
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Mark Young
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good read. Enjoyed the character's development and plot line. I'd recommend it to others.
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