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I wouldn’t describe Consciousness and Perception as a conventional novel but it’s certainly a book that makes you think. Described as a part-fictionalised look at how human’s struggle to understand “true reality”, it is a book that includes spiritual and religious inspiration to focus on what is “truly real” or what is of true value in your life. This book is split into different parts and follows two brothers, Ninian and Paul from when they were children.
Throughout the brothers’ story there are allegorical messages that challenge the reader to stop and think about what is important in their own lives. I feel this is a novel that offers something more, a level of perspective that encourages you to evaluate whether you’re happy with your life, and if not consider what can be done to change it for the better.
The book starts with an incredibly interesting encounter, with a poverty stricken family doing what they can to survive. I was intrigued by this story instantly and wanted to know how it would develop and what would happen to Ninian and Paul as they grew older.
I would describe Consciousness and Perception as a well considered and researched spiritual and philosophical narrative that makes use of a unique structure, original poetry and a literary style to explore and critique the human condition.
Welcome to this addictive tale of consciousness and perception... where the boundaries between reality and fiction are blurred... where tragedy and positivity are Everyman's story... where mental struggles, violence, poverty, death and turmoil are part of everyday life - regardless of time, location, religious persuasion or mission.
Brothers Ninian and Paul couldn't be more different. One struggles with his mental health, and can't escape his drug-fuelled hedonistic lifestyle, and the other has moved to the other side of the world having devoted his life to his missionary work.
But neither can escape the dark experiences lying in wait. Life for both brothers becomes sinister and shocking. And the lives of those around them, who are inextricably and eternally linked, are about to face their own, devastating struggles too - the kind no one ever wants to talk about.
This part-fictionalised reflection on humanity's struggle to know reality will have your attention from the outset. You may feel as though you know the characters, you may feel like you can anticipate their plights, you may assume you can predict the ending, but you will be wrong.
You won't just remember this book for a long time after you've finished reading. You'll also find yourself looking within, searching for what is truly real within your life, your environment and our shared world.
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Publisher: Tony McKay
|Publication date:||15th May 2019|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Indie Author Books,|