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Now: Being and Becoming Paperback – May 30, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Stan I.S. Law made a great decision to write NOW Being & Becoming in the first-person. This way, we are directly in our protagonist's head. The reader gets immersed in what he's considering to be important, what no longer matters, and where does one go from here? There are tons of powerful moments where the reader gets to witness those crises. Brilliant job, once again.
If I had come across this book ten or twenty years ago I would have read it several times and given it 10 stars. This book could easily have become my "bible" for, say, a couple of years. In the meantime, however, I have stopped searching for answers to all these fascinating questions. As a consequence, to me these questions are no longer what they used to be. They are no longer quite as important as they used to be, they are just questions that may or may not find an answer after my departure from this world.
There will be readers who love this book and read it several time and there will be readers who are wondering what it is all about, but even they, I think, will be able to appreciate the depth of philosophical thinking in this novel. That in itself deserves 5 stars.Read more ›
Stan I.S. Law brings us the story of John.
When John is in an accident he is seriously hurt. His consciousness stays behind at the scene of the accident while his body is transported via ambulance to the hospital. He believes he has died and starts to think about life and about his wife Ruth. He thinks she will be mad at him, that she told him not to have that second scotch even though it was likely a pothole that caused the accident.
John goes on to ponder his life and whether he is, at the moment, still alive. The narration flows naturally as if they were your own thoughts drawing you hypnotically into the story. Through John we begin to feel as though we know Ruth and begin to feel compassion for how this experience will affect her. The tenderness that exists between John and Ruth is beautiful and amazing. As the story progresses John is introduced to deeper thoughts and experiences involving science, religion and faith.
Law’s ability to create a story that transcends the typical boundaries never ceases to amaze me. He has an uncanny ability to build a whole world around you that you are completely immersed in. Everything comes to life - the scenery, the noises, tastes, smells, thoughts, feelings, science, urgency and so much more as John exposes every thought and experience he has.
For an unparalleled experience, I highly recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
John Clayton’s body is almost shattered in an automobile wreck and in the first moment after surviving it, he is wracked with pain. Then suddenly it stops. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joan A. Adamak
NOW Being and Becoming is another fantastic read from one of my favorite authors, Stan I.S. Law. The novel is written on first person from the POV of a comatose patient. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kevin Lintner
Stan I.S. Law is one of my favorite authors, because of the deep and introspective topics his books always cover. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jeff B
"NOW - Being & Becoming" is a novel about the exploratory experience of being in a coma. The main character, following an auto collision with a lamppost, is in a coma. Read morePublished 18 months ago by PL
For anyone on their own personal search for answers and enlightenment, this is a great read. I still don't know how I ran across this one, but I'm glad that I did. Read morePublished 21 months ago by TFLReader
This deceptively readable book, compels attention for it is multi-layered, a love story without sentimentality, a philosophy without striving for definitions or qualifications, a... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Philippa Rees
I don’t quite have the words to describe the intensity and the deeply-probing reach of the book Now and though I fear I will fail to locate the perfect words to describe what this... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Monica LaSarre, Author
Stan I.S. Law does it again! I'm legitimately shocked at this author's range. From science fiction to fantasy to this wild exploration of the subconscious mind, there seems to be... Read morePublished on May 14, 2014 by Brian