Monday, November 16, 2015
Five Times I Met Myself (Review)
This review is for the book "The Five Times I Met Myself" by James L. Rubart. In my opinion, this is an idea that has been done before, but I love the premise.
In this novel, Brock Matthews has a great life - he thinks. Then he finds out his company is going under, and maybe his wife doesn't feel so loved after all. In the span of one day he feels like his whole life is unraveling. Then he discovers something called lucid dreaming. He begins dreaming while being conscious of what he is doing, and attempts to change his life by talking to his past self. Unfortunately, with every decision his former self changes, it completely transforms Brock's life - and not in the way he wants it to. He spends the whole book realizing his life was pretty great, as well as realizing he lost his focus on God along the way (as well as his family) and trying to regain that focus.
Although the idea has been done before, I sincerely enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters and the writing style. The book also includes a discussion guide at the end. It would make for a great book for book club. After reading this book I would love to check out some of Rubart's other books.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.