Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Book Review: The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann

Parallel Lives of
Elizabeth Ann
Well-edited, I only found one typo where she takes her 'does' of medicine. For a first book, it wasn't bad.

I found it difficult grasping the concepts of the plot, at first. I worked my way through it, eventually. I wouldn't so much call it a thriller, but you didn't want to find out what happened. It's a lovely setting, by the shore, but I didn't really like all of the trio of split characters. The descriptions, and the seaside locale was lovely.

There was some immorality to it, and I was uncomfortable, as the actions of the characters just didn't feel right for me.

The dialogue was somewhat stilted, to my mind.
"I did not mean to upset you, Liz." Who says this during an argument? That's when all conversation is fast and grammar rules tend to go away!

I hope that the author manages to find a better voice in the rest of the books in the series.
Déjà Vu is French for “already seen.” Some theorists, including Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, say that Déjà Vu happens when parallel universes temporarily synch. “The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann,” by artist and writer J. Nichols Mowery, is a psychological thriller that follows the parallel lives of three women born as one child, contemplating the great mysteries of our universe. The first in a series, this new book explores the concept of parallel dimensions and the consequences of the choices we make in life.


William Kendall said...

That bit of dialogue really does feel off kilter.

Red said...

I guess that's one book I won't look for.