The Memorist by M.J. Rose
When I started reading “The Memorist” I was pretty skeptical. The basic premise is that reincarnation is real. Not only that, but there are certain objects called ‘memory objects’ that aid in the process of recalling past lives. Neither of these things really jive with my belief system so I rolled my eyes and hunkered down to read the book for this blog tour for TLC Book Tours.
I’m not sure at what point I realized I was really enjoying “The Memorist.” Suddenly I was just anxious to get back to it any time I had to put it down. Rose wrote one of the best thrillers I’ve read in quite some time, I only wish I’d had time to read “The Reincarnationist,” which is the previous book in the series.
“The Memorist” is an unique thriller. Although there’s a tight time crunch, the main characters aren’t aware of it, so the story moves quickly only through their own passion and curiosity, without the ‘racing the clock’ feeling. This probably wouldn’t work for all thrillers, but it definitely worked for “The Memorist.”
Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, whether you typically read thrillers or not, “The Memorist” is a book I can definitely recommend, if only for a change of pace.
How do you feel about reading books whose premise is in opposition with your beliefs? Can you get caught up in it anyway if the story is good, or do you stop with the rolling of the eyes (as I might have done if I wasn’t reading this for a blog tour)?
I have two sets of “The Reincarnationist” and “The Memorist” to give away, so check back for that tomorrow Thursday. Don’t want to take a chance?
If you need more convincing, here are the upcoming TLC Tours for “The Memorist”:
Wednesday, November 12th: Bookstack
Thursday, November 13th: The Inside Cover
Monday, November 17th: Booking Mama
Tuesday, November 18th: Books I Done Read
Wednesday, November 19th: Diary of an Eccentric
Thursday, November 20th: MommyPie
Monday, November 24th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Friday, November 31st: Frequency of Silence
Check out TLC tours for the entire list.