Sunday, April 22, 2012

Review- The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V Egan

This was a book of positives and negatives. In my opinion, the latter makes up the most part.
I'm a little sad because I feel like this book has the potential to be better than it was. It is a good story idea, and I really enjoyed the two characters Bill and Maggie, I might have enjoyed Catalina if reading her narratives wasn't so incredibly boring.

Bill keeps having a recurring nightmare about a plane crash, he goes to psychic to seek help, and it turns out this dream he is having is actually him re-living a moment from his past life. In another place far away is a part time writer named Catalina, whose grandfather died in that plane crash. She has been trying for years to write a story about said event. These two end up crossing paths as they are both digging for information about the same thing. Throughout the course of the story they exhange information, the writer supplies Bill and Maggie, his girlfriend, with the information that is missing from his dreams, and they in turn supply Catalina with the information from his dreams, since they are like a first hand experience.

As I said before, the idea is good, and I enjoyed Bill and Maggie's chapters. But When the Chapters were under Catalina's narrative, it was soooo hard to read. It's nothing but constant information, full of un-ending names and dates that she pulls from all these files she's collected over the years. I think the only way to keep track in this story is if you started keeping your own files of all the information that is constantly being thrown at you. Most of the information I found to be pretty much pointless.

With a lot of cuts, I'm pretty sure I would have enjoyed this story, but as is, I can't say that I liked it. The boring, and the sections of overwhelming information, far outweighed the parts I enjoyed reading. However, if you like tons of facts I guess this is the book for you.

I gave this 1/5 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Megan,
    I would love it if you posted this review on AMAZON and respectfully request one change Bill goes to a psychologist and to a Hypnotherapist but never a psychic.
    You were my first low review and at first it hurt, but frankly I am honored that you took the time to read the book and aside from the psychic and Bill thing it shows 100% a perfectly reasonable and good opinion.
    Thanks again for reading TBOD and I am sorry it took me so long to acknowledge you.