TITLE: A Surreal Journey of Discovery
AUTHOR: Eric Rugara
REVIEWER: Godfrey Kogie
Life is beautiful when its non-linear. No one wants to leave when living is a surreal journey of discovery.
A collections of stories coming from the author who is a widely published contributor of short stories, the book is dedicated to storytelling.
It is a fantastic voyage that truly captures you from the first page to the end. With stories that makes someone stare at the wall and start questioning his/her own levels of imaginations, to which level it can extend.
The feeling these stories gives the reader is so profound that in my view you will want to re-read the book.
The author is descriptive in each story, in a rich way, yet also precise with beautiful wordplay that makes the reader admire being a writer.
It takes you on an unimaginable journey into dreamland, with each story leaving you with questions that will linger in your mind for days.
The book also acts as an eye-opener with insights into what we believe, the power of the mind; the whole idea of living and existing, as well as life after death.
Written in a majorly in the realm of dreams, the book also has elements of humour, beauty, magic, love and deception. I particularly found The happy land experience being an inspiration.
At 208 pages and with 22 stories, some rendered in two parts, you can read the book in one setting.
My favourite stories were Waitherero, which left me with a thrill, only to find it has a second part, which was even more interesting; and A new earth for its apocalyptic theme.
Being his first book and crafted absolutely well can be surprising how the stories complimented each other, and that feeling the author wanted to achieve of your mind can give you wings as far being imaginative and creative is concerned.
To any book enthusiast who has not read the book, you are missing a lot. I rate it 5 Star
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