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review 2017-02-14 02:14
Mister Memory, by Marcus Sedgwick
Mister Memory - Marcus Sedgwick

Most of us wish we had better memories. It would be nice not to blank on names and dates when under pressure. But I don’t think any of us would want a memory as perfect as Marcel Despres’. In Marcus Sedgwick’s Mister Memory, Marcel remembers everything from the time he was born (even before if we can believe him). He gets lost in Proustian reveries that can last for hours as details remind him of other memories which remind him of something else entirely. He’s even managed to turn his memory into a career. Unfortunately for Marcel, his memory regularly forces him to relive the moment when he shot his wife and killed her...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss for review consideration.

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review 2017-02-08 21:13
She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick
She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick

Way to go, Sedgewick. Seriously, well done. Taut, suspenseful, good characterization...just a fabulous book.

Library copy

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text 2016-09-22 14:53
Reading progress update: I've read 190 out of 327 pages.
Mister Memory - Marcus Sedgwick

ha-HA! HAAA! freaky. freaky wow! can't believe it--I casually remarked that this book felt a bit like the opposite of another one called Blood-Drenched Beard, and then I read just a few more pages of Mister Memory this morning, and...wow. how bizarro, this latest revelation. the more things change, the more they remind me of other books. fortunately, besides a startling surprise twist that links this book even more to Beard than I knew last night--they are actually very different stories, in other ways, so this is not me complaining...just, wowing. freaked-out wow-out.

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text 2016-09-22 04:05
Reading progress update: I've read 138 out of 327 pages.
Mister Memory - Marcus Sedgwick

so I did a little more reading tonight...and what a great book so far! leaving things off at the start of the next section, called 'Trauma'. Trauma, first thing tomorrow, for me, with a coffee. and probably a muffin. Trauma and a nice blueberry muffin.

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text 2016-09-22 01:25
Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 327 pages.
Mister Memory - Marcus Sedgwick

I may read some more of this before beddie-bye, cuz it's hard to put down for any length of time. meanwhile, it's cool that it reminds me just a little bit of one of the first great books I read to start the year---The Mysteries Of Paris--combined with what would be, well, the opposite premise of another good one--Blood-Drenched Beard--wherein the main character could not remember anyone he met after separating from them, having to meet them over and over again (not appealing to the ladies, as I recall). here we have Mister Memory, who remembers everyone and everything. of course, in the asylum they've locked him in is an amnesiac more like the guy from Blood-Drenched Beard. it takes all kinds--certainly in a Paris mental home in 1899 it does.

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