Every day, Daniel Schroeder breaks his father’s heart.
The two of them have always been close, which makes it all the more difficult to break the daily news: the last five years were nothing like Big Dan remembers.
They’re both professionals in the memory field–they even run their own memory palace. So shouldn’t they be able to figure out a way to overwrite the persistent false memory that’s wreaking havoc on both of their lives? Daniel thought he was holding it together, but the situation is sliding out of control. Now even his own equipment has turned against him, reminding him he hasn’t had a date in ages by taunting him with flashes of an elusive man in black that only he can see.
The Elijah character makes no sense. Not only does he claim to be straight–which has never piqued Daniel’s interest–but he’s appearing in manufactured memories in which he’s never been programmed. Is it some quirk of the circuitry, or is Daniel’s desire to connect with someone clouding his own memory?
I have to admit, I found this a little confusing, maybe I needed to read it in a quieter environment, so I wouldn’t have been distracted so much. Read it while getting the oil changed. But I kept finding myself wondering if we were in real time or memory time. And then got to the point, I just didn’t care.
The writing was good, the story itself seemed like a good and interesting one. Just found Daniel, not engaging enough. Too: I’ve got the weight of the world on my shoulders, and when ppl give him suggestions, no money for that, so tired of hearing that. Repeated through out the book.
I actually liked the secondary characters better, Larry, the aunt, Carlotta. The bit about the ham, very funny.
When we meet, who we assume is going to be Daniels love interest in part one,and how he finds a way to infiltrate the memory, thought we were heading in an interesting direction. Once we found Elijah, he had less of a personality then Daniel.
Then the books ends.
I understand it’s part one of however many, but that’s probably one of the worst cliffy’s in a while. Sorry.