Marc Schuster (The Grievers [order now!], college instructor, blogger, book reviewer, artist, musician, husband, and all-around masked super hero) has reviewed my 2001 novel. From what I’m learning about the guy, there’s no other way than to just say it: he’s COOL. Thanks, again–and again!–Marc!
Like the subtlest of dreams, FP Dorchak’s Sleepwalkers opens with both feet planted in the real world and gradually evolves into a full-blown mind-bending novel of ideas over the course of the next 300 or so pages.
The novel follows the journey of protagonist Daniel Grant, a middle manager downsized into a life of uncertainty and self-doubt. Despite his best efforts as remaining positive, Daniel feels himself slipping under until a series of mysterious dreams awaken in him the possibility that the life he’s been living is but one iteration of the possibilities open to him. Haunted by a dream-version of himself, Daniel embarks on a journey through multiple realities in a quest for nothing short of the meaning of life.
Published in 2001, Sleepwalkers is akin Jamil Nasir’s 2008 novel Houses of Time, which simultaneously explores the mysteries of quantum physics and lucid dreaming. Yet where Nasir’s protagonist—named…
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