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My Memories of a Future Life Paperback – September 18, 2011
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About the Author
My Memories of a Future Life is her first novel writing as herself. Her second is Lifeform Three.
Top Customer Reviews
As a musician, author and reader of literary fiction myself, this book was potentially right up my street. I know the author is a ghost writer and her blog posts are usually along the theme of music in fiction or writing advice. But what if it was crap? What if it was over-stuffed with in-your-face musical references and a writing style like a paint-by-numbers exercise?
I needn't have worried. From the first few pages I was in comfort. Then I began to experience discomfort. Not with the prose or undeniable musical influence, but a shared discomfort with the protagonist as she battled with a debilitating, lifestyle threatening malady. As the literary themes developed it became difficult to put the book (well, ebook, I read it on my kindle) down.
The main themes that came across to me in this book were threefold: how much a life can be impacted by devotion to a single pastime or occupation; the draw of mysticism and the subtle line between belief and cynicism; and the trust that we place in others through relationships.
Being a multi-tasker myself when it comes to hobbies and occupations, I often envy those who can dedicate themselves to one particular pursuit. They achieve a level of immersion and eventual expertise that unavoidably places the 'amateur' label on others less devoted.Read more ›
Roz Morris, writing under her own name, has nailed her novel. Wow! She's nailed it with a solid blow powered by fine writing, skilled storytelling, excellent pacing, twists, turns, and a story that both entertains and informs. What a welcome relief spending time under the spell of such a skilled artist.
This is the pop age of ghosts, vampires, and assorted paranormals. In the midst of the craze, Roz Morris has created something unique, something that truly haunts the reader long after the book is done, and plants questions in the reader's mind that echo throughout their own continuing experience beyond the book. I was raised by a working mother and stay-at-home grandmother, the latter having been the high priestess of a metaphysical church during the spiritualism of the 1930s. I thought I'd heard it all and there wasn't anything new to be added to the occult. Wrong. The imagination of Roz Morris has taken spiritualism into new territory. Even my grandmother would have been mesmerized.
From the very first paragraph, where the protagonist is struggling with the yoga trend in hopes of healing a mysterious malady that threatens her identity and lifestyle, the writing is clean and captivating. No clever names for this writer's protagonist. No, it's simply Carol, a name suggesting it could be you, it's probably me, or perhaps my neighbor in more distress than I realize.Read more ›
The plot points have been covered here already (a little too well in a few cases), and really, a synopsis of the book doesn't address what (for me) it's really about: the endless slipstream of possibilities of human existence. The author takes control of what could be a tangle of threads in less skilled hands. She makes it accessible, charms us with characters we don't want to leave behind and challenges us with a complex idea we couldn't leave behind if we wanted to.
A thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking, wonderfully moving verismo of a novel.
Repetitive stress leaves Carol Lear, a concert pianist, unable to hold an umbrella, open a jar, and play her beloved piano. When her roommate, who suffers from anxiety attacks, visits a hypnotist and regresses to a past life that seems to cure him, Carol does the same in desperation.
But her other life takes place in the future and her hypnotist is an alluring, but possibly unhinged, former friend.
The future Carol is a young healer named Andreq who lives in a domed city under the sea. The place is eerily beautiful, but something's not quite right there. Andreq finds himself at odds with his calling, which often involves psychically soothing women who've lost exotic pets.
Her journeys into the future make Carol a target in the present and nobody she meets is quite who they seem. Can Carol heal through Andreq before her hypnotist exerts control over her?
I don't see the comparisons to The Time Traveler's Wife, since the book is neither about time travel nor past life regression. In many ways, Roz Morris's writing reminds me more of the canny cultural observations of Barbara Pym or Penelope Fitzgerald. Prepared to be surprised, mystified, and sorry it ends. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My Memories of a Future Life, by Roz Morris explores the trauma induced when one can no longer practice one's art, and a path one might follow in trying to survive. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ann Stanley
This was a fascinating exploration of creativity, the power of the mind and what happens when someone loses the ability to do what drives them. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mandy Howes
I purchased this book as part of a boxed set of novels called Outside the Box.
This has to be one of the strangest books I've ever read. And at the same time, one of the best. Read more
A fabulous indie book. The story of a pianist struggling with debilitating pain -- who gets drawn into a hypnotherapeutic connection with her future life (as in, her... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tom C
It’s not often I find a novel that resonates, and I read a lot of stories from independent authors, yet only a few remain with me long after the read is finished. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Julie
This is quite a novel. I finished it yesterday and I'm still flailing away trying to come back to the surface of my own consciousness after having spent so many pages living in... Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by Wayne Clark
My Memories of a Future Life by Roz Morris is a most interesting exploration of deception, manipulation, and obsession. Morris writes with what seems to me a great gentleness. Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Dan Vertrees
Despite my best attempts, categorizing this beautifully written novel is next to impossible. At one level it's the story of a pianist who can no longer play and gets caught up in... Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by ACFlory