Saturday, September 4, 2010
The Room by Ray Melnik
The post below came from my Website
I am thinking about building a new website
and wanted to put my blogs here where I
started blogging so I would not lose
them in a process of changing over
and they would still be available for reading.
Ray Melnik and I became friends on Face book.
He has a brilliant and logical mind and I have
enjoyed exchanging ideas in conversations with
him. I was delighted when he was gracious enough
to send me autographed copies of three of the
books he has written.
When Ray sent me a copy of his book
I expected it to be Science Fiction and it was.
But It was a lot more . It is also a Love Story and
it is a story about family relationships and the
consequence of the decisions that are made.
The protagonist and narrator of
Harry Ladd, a recently-divorced wiring technician of modest means
At the heart of the story is Harry’s interaction with
his dying mother, who suffers from the delusion that
she is living 24 years in the past. She thinks Harry is
twelve years old and she keeps asking him about his
absent younger brother, Malcolm, whom she wants
to see. It involves adult concerns of a man who is
father, brother, son, divorcée and lover in his new
romance with Lacie.
“If multiple universes were true and somehow
two of those universes could lightly touch, creating
a bubble, what would be the consequence of
decisions changed in the past”.
This concept is the Science that furnishes the twist
in the fiction. What happens in the future if different
choices are made in the past.
It is a very enjoyable read and I recommend it.
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