Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V Egan is a poignant journey into history. 
The story is unique in several ways; firstly it is based on a true story.  The author took time and effort to research the death of her grandfather and in this book his story is told.  It is where conventional enquiries ended that this book takes a twist.  Psychics, past life regression and shamans play a major role.  I loved the fact that the author kept second guessing said routes of enquiry.  The love story on the one hand and the obsession of one woman on the other makes this a balanced read. 
I had some trepidation when the book arrived and I saw all the footnotes.  Having an academic background I know how to use them but have never come across them in a story.  It ended up delighting me and fascinating me, oh and costing me a fortune since I kept going to the internet to look up more information. 
What defiantly got my attention though more than anything else is the respect shown by the author to the dead.  Especially if you consider the fact that this woman's grandfather died before she was even born.  This said, the book is respectfully written and a grand daughter's love is obvious.
I adored this book and thought it was brilliant and unique.  I highly recommend it to anybody as long as you don’t mind detail.  I give this book an easy 7 ******* rating.  Enjoy that Mont Blanc.  Well earned. 

4 comments:

  1. you are invited to follow my blog

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    1. Steve I would love to. When I tried however it said your blog is closed off and cannot be accessed. So help, I would love to follow your blog.

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  2. I am honored and humble by your words. I do love the grandfather I never met so very much. I am so thrilled that you tapped into that! As some of my relatives were not pleased by my rattling the proverbial skeletons in the family closet! :D Thanks Wanda... I also noticed on facebook that a Happy Birthday is in order !
    M.C.V. Egan

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    1. I think that the love was the thing that hit me the most. Through all those documents and facts it is the respect and love that shone through. Not an easy thing considering the amount of data you accumulated to bring this brilliant read to us.

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