Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Innocent's Story

This was an ARC I received through COLAPL. The book is to be released June 2007, written by Nicky Singer.

"OK. This is what I think happened: I got blown up. Boom, boom, explosion, Cassina Dixon, aged thirteen, is blasted limb from limb. I'm not trying to be funny about this (a characteristic of my father's) but to try and explain it, if only to myself. You see, I'm not quite the person I was at 5:11 p.m. yesterday afternoon. In fact, I may not be a person at all"

So the book begins with 13 year old Cassina narrating her story and her existence as a "para-spirit" after being killed in a terrorist bombing. She travels through various hosts listening to their thoughts and seeing the world as they see it, including the bomber. Very interesting book, with lots of questions and insights as to why we humans do what we do.

Highly recommended.

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