Monday, September 22, 2014

Musing Monday's, September 22, 2014

TC is in the sun musing about the chipmunk she sees out the window.
Hopefully that is all she does.  So far this month she has presented me
 with two chipmunks - one alive and one dead but both in my bedroom.
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week.Musing Mondays is sponsored by Should Be Reading.
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to talk.

Today I am musing about Soulminder by Timothy Zahn that will be released tomorrow. I received an ARC for Soulminder from Netgally in return for a honest review.

I love Science Fiction and Zahn is a well-known SciFi author.  I have not read many of his books so did not know what to expect from Soulminder.   What I got was a book that is very readable and made for great book club discussions.

Dr Adrian Sommers holds his young son as he dies from injuries suffered in a car crash.  That set him on a quest.  He wants to capture the soul as it leaves the body and hold it in a trap until the body can be repaired.  Then the soul is returned and the person is again healthy.  The story really begins when he succeeds. 

Soulminder has a core group of characters and stories that involve them over a 20-year period.  Sommers envisioned this as help to the medical profession and to be used only for those people who would otherwise have no hope of remaining alive.

It is used for that but it is also abused in ways Sommers never predicted.  Sommers is the only one who can change that. 

Soulminder is a very though provoking book.  I have very mixed feeling about trapping a soul and am not sure I every want it to be a real discovery instead of fiction.  However, that is one of the great things about fiction.  It lets you explore new things and think about them in a way you never expect.

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