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Book review: What Dreams May Come 
26th-Jul-2009 09:47 pm
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Once again I'm catching up on Richard Matheson's novels, this time a romance/afterlife fantasy, What Dreams May Come. Chris dies in a car accident and relates his experiences in "Summerland," a kind of heaven, as he waits for his wife to join him. However when she commits suicide she's sent to her own private limbo, and Chris decides instead of waiting for her to come out of it in her own time to try and rescue her. It's well-written of course and Matheson's vision of the afterlife is an interesting one, but it's probably my least favourite of his novels I've read so far: Chris' constant mentions of how much he misses his wife in the first half of the book get annoying pretty quickly. The second half as he visits the nastier parts of the afterlife is more interesting, but overall this is a more sentimental novel than those of Matheson's that I've read before. But then I guess any book whose movie adaptation starred Robin Williams is likely to be a bit cloying.
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27th-Jul-2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
At times... just not his best work I guess, although he's usually a great writer so everyone can have an off-day.
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