Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Robinson's DreamRobinson's Dream by Mark Lages
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a novel about fathers and sons, a question of ethics, and a long, mild ride through a man's dream throughout one long night as he works through his feelings.

One thing this novel has going for it is its insistence on keeping everything down-to-earth even though the basic structure could very well have been wild. I mean, there's a new dream chapter-by-chapter, with cameos from God and Satan and Plato among a fairly wide cast of characters, but it never gets particularly *weird*. And it even avoided the old "It was all a dream" trope so maligned in pulp novels. :)

I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants a comfortable, feel-good tale full of stories within stories, a number of fables, and a good couple of handfuls of jokes. The ethics may not be all that surprising, but the point is to follow the PROCESS. :)

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