The Meaning of Isolated Objects (a borderland book) Kindle Edition
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I felt a connection with the daughter, Wendell, almost immediately. She's always on the move; restless and unable to stay in one place for very long; continuously searching for her place in the world. I liken Wendell's character development to peeling back the layers of an onion as the author gradually takes us deeper and deeper into her most intimate thoughts. Wendell is running, but is she running away from or towards something? Her father Scott feels disconnected from his daughter's life and is determined to ensure her decisions are different than his own. He wants to shield her from the loneliness and regrets he has amassed as a result of a career that he was unwilling, and unable, to walk away from.
While the subject of "remote viewing" for the CIA is present in this novel, it is certainly not the central focus. The main theme of this novel centers around the strained relationship of a father and his daughter and their personal journeys of self-discovery. Like magnetic poles that repel and attract each other, father and daughter dance, both attempting to avoid one simple and powerful truth. Are the familial ties that bind them strong enough to bring them together, or will their choices, past and present, ultimately tear them apart?
The book is well-edited, well written, and not easily forgotten. I read this book a couple months ago, finally getting around to writing a review, and yet the characters and their actions are still fresh in my memory. In my opinion, a novel that has staying power is a rare treat. I highly recommend this meaningful read. It reminds us, among many other things, that..."not all who wander are lost..."
The story in this book dealt with a phenomenon that I hadn't heard of called remote viewing. As the plot revolved around a family of interesting and very real characters I learned more about how remote viewing works and the many uses it has. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a book that is different from the normal everyday fiction. The story is well thought out and well written. Thank you Ms. Hinton for entertaining me with Lynnie, Wendell, Scott and Jess.
I felt this story was a hodgepodge of styles: romance, family saga, a study of relationships, erotica, paranormal, even sci-fi, thriller. . . the story zinged from one genre to another like wooden balls careening across a billiard table, whacking against each other, then spinning off in other directions. The characters' flaws and one-note characterization, kept me at a distance as they tried, but failed to develop and connect with each other emotionally, and engage the reader, in any truly satisfying, believable way. In fact, at several points, they were unlikeable enough to keep each other, and me, at a distance. I wanted to care about them, but could not.
By 3/4's of the way through, I was antsy for the story to reach a climax, come to a resolution, and end. The story just kept going on and on, in more and more unbelievable, convoluted ways.
I honestly DO think this writer has potential, but, for me, it wasn't delivered in this book.
I felt the author tried to include too many subjects that needed more development and more connection with the characters and the action, and at the end of the book I had too many unanswered questions to give this review more than 3 stars, but I enjoyed it enough to finish it. I just wanted more exposition or better focus on the characters using their gifts to resolve the situation, which never quite reached the exciting climax I expected from the book's introduction.
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