Saturday, July 11, 2009

Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

As I've stated in previous posts, this book was first recommended to me by my friend who shall remain nameless (but DOES exist). And as was inevitable, it got me thinking about reincarnation and philosophy. It made me think it would be interesting to look into such things, because you know me, I'm a thinker. Anyway,

The book begins in the prehistoric age, when a man and a woman meet and fight over a green jewel, in a dispute which leads to their deaths. They are both reborn again, generations later in ancient Egypt only to meet again. The feeling that they have known each other before is prominent, and they fall in love, only to be separated again. This cycle continues, and in each life, small characteristics are the same and stay with each character through their lives.

I found this book initially slow and simple for me (it came out of the 'young adult' section), since I'm used to more complicated, adult, stories (and so is Lilly lately, who read this book before me). However, I really got into it as the story progressed and finished it within two days (I am just blowing through these books!). Even though the ending was happy, I didn't really like it. Nonetheless, everything else was interesting, and the bits of history throughout the book were especially intriguing. Overall, a good one!

RECOMMENDED FOR: romantics, people interested in reincarnation, and those who want a simple, good read.
AND NOT FOR: people who don't like reading at a level lower than 'adult', are not interested in the idea of reincarnation, or don't like history.

1 comment:

Lilly Anne said...

I told you! Anyway, I liked how not only the guy and girl reincarnated, but also the curly red-headed girl (who in every life would be the mian girl's jealous friend) and that tough guy (that Lenar guy who in every life tries to win the girl over, and usually hates the guy). Anyway, the story was very interesting and I'm glad you read it.