𝐍𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞. 𝐇𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐛, 𝐚 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧-𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐞𝐮𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞.
𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝, 𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞.
𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬; 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.
𝐈𝐟 𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬, 𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡.
***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca
Genre: Adult | Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
5 out of 5 stars
Honestly, this review could stop right here! Simply………Brilliant.
Not only does Gold have some of the most unusual concepts for his novels but his writing is absolutely phenomenal.
Lost In The Clouds is such a thought provoking, profound read. Neville is faced with the hardest moment in his life. Having to sever all ties with the life you lived, saying goodbye to those you love and things that were near and dear to your heart is hard enough. Finding out not everything you thought you knew was honest. This only stirs the pot of emotions much deeper.
Through Neville’s desperate journey to find that closure and to be able to move on, not wanting to face a consequence worse than death itself wasn’t the only heart-full piece of this read. Neville learns about himself, he realises some negative moments in his life he can’t only point the finger at others… he is just as much to blame. This sat heavy with me! It made me think back on my own choices and whether I dealt with them in the purest of heart or out of anger.
One paragraph in this book really stuck with me and will forever have me thinking.
“Who am I to judge what gives us our identity? Many struggle to find meaning in a hundred lifetimes. If you were lucky enough to have a purpose day in and day out, well, perhaps you lived more than most. And if you don’t regret it, why should I regret it for you?”
I took so much from this incredibly powerful read. Be honest to yourselves, be honest to others, have the utmost respect for everyone and everything around you. Don’t ever take advantages of moments, hold your memories close. Life is meaningful and we only get one to live. Don’t have any regrets.
Thank you so much to R.K. Gold for sending Lost In The Clouds to me. R.K. did not ask me for a full review but I was so moved by it….I had to.
And of course thank you all for reading.
Your Motivated Book Worm