Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bookish Review: The Reincarnationist

The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose is a book that received a lot of buzz and good reviews when it came out. After being injured in a bombing in Rome, Josh Ryder has been having memory flashes of a different time and place. He becomes involved with a foundation studying reincarnation and past-life memories and goes to an archaelogical dig in italy in the hopes of finding the memory stones that are supposed to unlock the secrets of the past. But when one of the archaeologists on the dig is murdered, and with the memory flashes becoming more and more frequent, Josh is soon wrapped up in a web of murder, mystery, and intrigue. The book is interesting and pretty well-paced, but I found the ending unsatisfying. I like a few less loose ends when I finish a book. There is a follow-up called The Memoirist, but I don't believe it is truly a sequel. I think it still involves the Phoenix Foundation and maybe some of the ancillary characters, but not the main ones.

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