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Dead Man Dreaming

4.80  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Recipient of Book Excellence Award | Category: Fiction

"A solid, absorbing read highly recommended," says Midwest Book.

Set in Calgary, Canada, the US, and in Central Europe, Dead Man Dreaming is a literary fiction about one man’s fight against hereditary genetic diseases—from losing his girlfriend to finding love again—and how he overcomes his fear and frustrations and come
Paperback, 238 pages
Published September 25th 2019 by Adelaide Books
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Stuart Aken
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This unusual novel reads like an autobiography in that the narrator, David, tells his story in the first person as though detailing his life experiences. Initially, he recounts his early life and leads up to his relationship with his girlfriend, Chloe, and his hopes of a career as a heart surgeon. Everything changes, however, with the requirement for him to take a test to determine whether he has inherited a genetic wasting disease from his late father. This event disrupts his world completely a ...more
Gina R Mitchell
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Dead Man Dreaming is a fictional novel that reads like a memoir.

Finding out he has an incurable genetic disease, plays havoc with David’s life plan. How do you plan anything with a death sentence hanging over your head.

The author created well-developed characters and placed them in believable situations. Their path to a meaningful life is entertaining, thought-provoking, and poignant.

Everyone should read this psychological fiction novel.

I read a pre-release copy of Dead Man Dreaming. This revi
Sarah Jackson
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
David thought that he had it all figured it. He’d work hard throughout school, dedicated himself to his university medical studies and internship, met a lovely woman, with whom he planned to settle down and have a family, and had a chance at his dream job as a heart surgeon. But that was before he received the diagnosis: Huntington’s disease.

His father had suffered from it, and David spent much of his youth watching his dad’s physical and psychological degeneration as the result of the progressi
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book introduces you to David who turns down his dream job - heart surgeon - in his hometown when it is confirmed that he has Huntington's. After a phase of utter desperation, he meets further 'victims' of genetic diseases and tries to get his grip on life back.

With "Dead Man Dreaming", Uday Mukerji has created a remarkable story of a man who needs to find a new purpose in life. It is a very captivating read, keeping you glued to David's story. David is believable and complex; his perception
books are love
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Received in exchange for a honest review.

If you have read books from Uday Mukerji before, you will notice that his characters are on the cusp of something and end up exploring themselves and their situations. They begin to question life, love and themselves. It’s a journey of self discovery and of where they belong and here we see a similar journey. We see that same descriptive and reflective writing that has you question things and also draw you into the characters world and story and doesn’t l
Judi Moore
Aug 19, 2020 rated it liked it
This is an unusual novel. A newly qualified doctor, David, finds he carries the gene for an hereditary disease, making his lifelong dream of a career as a surgeon short and uncertain. His focus shifts when he runs into Jessie, with whom he was at school, whose son also has a hereditary disease. They talk about how great it would be if would-be parents could get tested before they conceive, so parents are able to choose whether to chance passing on the genes for the disease to their children. (Ne ...more
G.J. Griffiths
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dead Man Dreaming is a remarkable fiction that feels like an autobiography throughout. Written in the first person, David describes disturbing changes in his future prospects in respect of his career ambition and his relationship with Chloe, the girl of his dreams, due to the discovery that he has Huntington’s Disease. Painfully aware of the mental and physical suffering his father went through before he died, and from whom he inherited the condition, the young doctor had been avoiding the possi ...more
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Uday Mukerji introduces us to David and we learn through this book, written like an autobiography, what it means to be faced with a genetic disease.

If a parent has a dominant genetic disease, then that person's child has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease.

When David was only 12 years old his dad passed away with Huntington's Disease. HD causes a progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain causing a person's physical and mental deterioration. As such, David's memories of his dad were w
Gunjan Mittal
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of a smart and intelligent man named David. He has a perfect life, a girl he loves, best in his class of medical school and soon to be a cardiac surgeon. During the interview of his dream job, a big question comes his way, a genetic disease. He had to get himself tested before he could get a job for Huntington’s disease as his family had a history of the disease.

He had seen his father suffer when he was a child and he was in a denial mode. He never thought that he would ever get
Amy Shannon
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A page-turner

Mukerji pens a magnificent story in Dead Man Dreaming. David is dying, and then the story goes from there. The author takes the reader on David's journey, and how he spirals out of control, embraces desperation, and continues to move forward. One moment impacted his life. I've read another book of Mukerji's and I think out of the two, this is my favorite. The character development was remarkable, and even when David loses almost everything, it shows the relatability of what is going
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Uday Mukerji was born in India and had worked as a creative director in advertising agencies in Singapore for nearly twenty years. However, in 2009, he left his job to pursue a career in writing.

His first literary fiction, a 2017 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner, Love, Life, and Logic was published by Harvard Square Editions, NY in November 2016.

His second book, Dead Man Dreaming, was published in

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