Monday, February 22

Review: Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn


Title: Reincarnation

By: Suzanne Weyn

Recieved: Scholastic Review Copy

BookWhisperer Rating:

two stars

Book Description:

From prehistory to the present, theirs was a love for the ages. It starts with a fight in a cave over an elusive green jewel . . . and then travels over time and lives to include Egyptian slaves, Greek temples, Massachusetts witch trials, Civil War battlefields, Paris on the eve of World War II, America in the 1960s . . . and a pair of modern-day teenagers. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller. (From Suzanne Weyn Website)

reviews plate copyI was very anxiously awaiting my chance to start this book. Though, I quickly lost interest in the story and pace. I idea and storyline has protential for a good book, but it was unsuccessful at keeping my attention. I don’t look to be recommending this book in the future. Be one the lookout for another second chance contest to win this book in the near future.

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Tales of Whimsy said...

Thanks for the review. I started this one a while back and wasn't crazy about the pace either. Maybe I'll try it again some day.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

:( This looks and seemed to be winner.

IceJewel said...

Oh.When I read the book description I wanted to get my hands on it immediately !But now, I'll check this book some other day!

Anonymous said...

If we start to examine the basic views of the New Age movement and the Oriental religions, it is good to start with reincarnation. This doctrine is in the background of almost all teachings of the New Age movement and it is also the basic belief of the Oriental religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. It is estimated that approximately 25% of people in the Western countries believe in reincarnation, but in India and other countries of Asia – where the origin of this doctrine are – the percentage is much higher. Mainly in India and other countries of Asia they have taught this doctrine for at least 2000 years; it was generally accepted about 300 years before Christ, not much before that.
People who believe in reincarnation believe that life is a continuous cycle; each person is born on the Earth again and again and again, and will always get a new incarnation depending on how he has lived in his previous life. All bad things that happen to us today are only the result of earlier events. We must now reap what we sowed during earlier lives. However, if we do not experience enlightenment and at the same time gain freedom from this cycle (achieving moksha), this circular life will continue forever.
In the Western world, achieving moksha is not very important. Instead, in the Western world reincarnation is seen in a positive light, mainly as a possibility to develop and grow spiritually. It does not have the similar negative nuances.
But what should we think about reincarnation: Is it really true? Is it worth believing in? We will try to address these questions in this article:

Anonymous said...

I like this book overall but the it could have been better. The format of the story made it too predictable and there seems to be only 4 to 5 important characters in the story. Another thing was that it was very confusing, especially the part when they switched genders, that totally confused me, but it was still impossible to put down