The Hollow Manby Dan Simmons
Jeremy Bremen has a secret. All his life he's been cursed with the ability to read minds. He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own. For years, his wife, Gail, has served as a shield between Jeremy and the burden of this terrible knowledge. But Gail is dying, her mind
ebbing slowly away, leaving him vulnerable to the chaotic flood of thought that threatens to sweep away his sanity. Now Jeremy is on the run--from his mind, from his past, from himself--hoping to find peace in isolation. Instead he witnesses an act of brutality that propels him on a treacherous trek across a
dark and dangerous America. From a fantasy theme park to the lair of a killer to a sterile hospital room in St. Louis, he follows a voice that is calling him to witness the stunning mystery at the heart of mortality.
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Jeremy and Gail Bremen are two extremely unique people. What makes them that way is the fact that they both are telepathic. For years they have been together and have been protected against the worlds ¿neurobabble¿ by each others mind shields. After being diagnosed with cancer the long struggle with Gail¿s life comes to an end and Jeremy is left bare against the constant neurobabble. Without Gail Jeremy is felt empty and hollow and after burning down his house his began traveling to places that brought him in great pain and troubles. First to a swamp where he meets a gangster named Vanni Fucci, then to the streets of Denver, a ranch, Vegas, and eventually he finds his way to a young boy. This book should be read by people that like real like surprising turns in a books and shouldn't be read by people that don't like love/happy endings.
An involving mixture of character, philosophy and science. Not for everyone, but one of may personal Simmons favorites.
Only wish that I could formulate the mathematic equation that would allow me to recapture the time spent reading this plodding and ponderous pulp.