The Book of Dreams

The Book of Dreams

Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams, reliving the fairytales of his childhood and the secrets that made him run away in the fi Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time ...

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Title:The Book of Dreams
Author:Nina George
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0525572538
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Book of Dreams Reviews

  • Cheri
    May 29, 2019
    4.5 Stars ?Maybe our lives are nothing but stories that are being read by other people.? Henri Skinner, a man who was once-upon-a-time a war reporter, has just jumped off the Hammersmith Bridge as this story begins, desperate to save the life of a young girl who had fallen ...
  • Kim
    Feb 27, 2019
    This book captivated me right from the beginning. It is a tough subject; what happens to us when we die; is there life after death, is there an alternative reality, or parallel worlds that happen along side the one we live in? Subjects that have always grabbed my attention and made me ...
  • Nancy
    Feb 15, 2019
    Beautifully written story with unforgettable characters navigating through the many questions that connect us to our world and each other. Having lived through most of the experiences in this story I felt that Ms. George does indeed understand the struggle we all face in being human. A...
  • Benjamin
    Apr 27, 2019
    Have you ever watched a comedy where so many jokes are made that some of them are bound to make you laugh? The sheer volume of gags ensures that you're constantly tickled, even if most of the jokes fail. Turn that comedy into a book, trade out the humor for attempts at poetic beauty, a...
  • Arlene
    Apr 06, 2019
    The story eventually captured my attention, but if I?m being honest... I was hoping for a different conclusion. ...
  • Jess Clayton
    Mar 31, 2019
    The Book of Dreams is a tough read, y'all. The subject matter within it challenged me to the highest degree. I wasn't prepared. This type of book, full of speculation, is not what I enjoy reading; it's too much work. I still don't know if I fully "got it" but I feel like I got the gist...
  • Heather
    Jun 09, 2019
    I love Nina George's books. They are perfection. I bought them all in hardcover (after already having the paperback). Perfection. ...
  • Karen Rush
    Jun 09, 2019
    A heart-tugging story of devotion and hope. Nina George has created beautiful characters and compelling relational dynamics. I especially loved Sam, an extraordinary boy who is astute beyond his years. I wanted to give him a giant bear hug and make his dreams come true. George excel...
  • Stephen
    Jun 28, 2019
    interesting novel about coma patients and people around them and what they dream about whilst in a coma. enjoyed on the whole the book with its covering several layers and times . ...
  • Betsy Robinson
    Aug 07, 2019
    I loved this book and I have no idea how to convey why. It deals in the spaces between so-called reality that we all share, but not all of us know it. And it deals with places that are possibly just as real that we only traverse alone. If you can accept the profundity of the simple...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Mar 13, 2019
    The Book of Dreams is a fascinating read that grabs the reader tightly and demands attention. The unique narrative is written in the first person from each of the main characters' point of view, thus the reader is able experience the story from multiple angles. Nina George effectively ...
  • Larry H
    May 13, 2019
    Powerful, moving, and poetic, Nina George's newest novel, The Book of Dreams , is absolutely exquisite. It's so different from other books I've read recently, and it is one I won't soon forget. "Maybe we're all stories that someone is reading, and maybe that will save us before we ...
  • Win
    May 28, 2019
    Beautiful, uplifting, sad & thought provoking. I couldn?t put this book down until the bittersweet end. ...
  • Susan Kennedy
    Apr 30, 2019
    This was not a bad book. For me there were just parts of it that took a bit of pushing myself through it, which made reading it difficult to get through at times. The premise of the story was interesting and different than I've read, so it wasn't terrible. The characters where likable ...
  • Karen
    Mar 20, 2019
    It's been several week since I read this book and I find my mind returning to it often. Because of this, I've changed my rating of it from a 4 to a 5 star. When a book engages your imagination and your thinking, it is a marvel. Henri is on his way to meet his teenage son whom he has...
  • Constance McKee
    Jul 08, 2019
    I found this book while browsing in the library. I enjoyed Nina George's "The Little Paris Bookshop," so thought I'd try this book by her, and I enjoyed it too. This novel tells the story of a man who saves a little girl from drowning but gets hit by a car after he rescues her. He ...
  • Lesley Moseley
    Jun 08, 2019
    maybe even 4 1/2 stars. After my sister's suicide, I either had some of these experiences or they were really hallucinations. No matter, they were powerful experiences. Never have I read such an intelligent process of describing this phase of grief and fear. Might sounds depressing...
  • Anthony
    Jul 11, 2019
    The Review This is a truly emotional story. Exploring the lives of four people who find themselves tied together by unforeseen circumstances. The author?s exploration of life?s deepest struggles and the emotional and mental impact of the relationships we often make in life help ...
  • Theresa Smith
    Apr 03, 2019
    The Book of Dreams was published in Germany four years ago, but is only now being released as an English translation. In the April edition of Good Reading magazine, Nina George talks about her own experiences with the rare neurological condition of synaesthesia. After writing nearly 30...
  • Celia
    Mar 26, 2019
    Nina George admits that she has always been afraid of death - her own and that of those close to her that she loves. "... existential questions about death have colored my last three novels, The Little Paris Bookshop, The Little Breton Bistro, and The Book of Dreams . To produce th...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 08, 2019
    The Book of Dreams surprised me in the best of ways. ? ? ? ? I?m a fan of Nina George?s Little Paris Bookshop, and I noticed right away that her trademark warmth imbued on every page of The Book of Dreams. Henri Skinner, one of our main characters, is a former war r...
  • Holly
    Apr 09, 2019
    OMG! I absolutely LOVED this book! The Book of Dreams is a story to be savored and for me, to read again and again. It is charming, endearing, fascinating, thought-provoking, and ingenious. I felt a range of emotions while reading this book including happy, hopeful, surprised and sad. ...
  • Paromjit
    Mar 09, 2019
    Whilst The Book of Dreams by Nina George is not perfect, there is nevertheless much to love about this profoundly moving novel about what it is to be human and just how much momentous decisions define the life path for a person. In this complex and complicated book of family drama, rel...
  • Kim
    Mar 10, 2019
    Started out great, slogged through the middle, and the ending was so very disappointing. After sticking with the characters for that long the choices made by Henri in the end made no sense. What a let down. There is a great tone to the start of the book and I think the author had a...
  • Katie B
    Mar 11, 2019
    I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I picked up this book, and I mean that in the best possible way. This is the type of book I will be thinking about for awhile. I think the author really took a chance with this one and maybe it won't be for everyone, but I'm pretty darn...
  • Marco
    Apr 12, 2019
    This book really meant a lot to me, it is powerful and poetic, a science fiction, a literature dream of the afterlife, time dimensions, rips in space and time, grief, fathers and sons and their bond, of life and living it, and of the power of love. If you've read Nina George's other...
  • Jane Woods
    May 04, 2019
    Nina George, the author of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Little French Bistro, completes her trio of books on being and not being with The Book of Dreams. These books have great personal meaning to the author as she works through anticipated fear of a life without her father, the g...
  • Ashwini Abhyankar
    May 05, 2019
    I didn?t know what I was getting into when I started reading The Book of Dreams, I did have a rough idea of course but beyond that I wasn?t quite sure whether I will like it or not. I was really intrigued by the synopsis and I am glad that it did turn out to be quite a good book. I...
  • Kylie D
    Mar 16, 2019
    A beautifully written book, richly metaphorical, about hovering in the space between life and death. It follows Henri, in a coma after an accident, and how he tries to interact with his loved ones and they in turn with him. Poignant and profound, we explore the feelings of loss, hope a...
  • Paige
    Jul 02, 2019
    I will not be summarizing this story. Instead, I will be reviewing my likes and dislikes. I feel the summary for the story that is provided by the publishers is accurate. The premise for this book is a challenging but rewarding experience. It is difficult to predict the story, char...