Man Who Turned into Himself

Man Who Turned into Himself

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by David Ambrose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312131194

ISBN-13: 2900312131196

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Picador

In the middle of an important meeting, businessman Rick Hamilton has a terrible premonition: His wife is about to die. Racing to save her, he finds her lifeless body in the road, her car crushed by a truck. The light dwindles from his eyes . . . and then she is alive again, begging for help, and Rick Hamilton no longer is himself, but another man with another

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In the middle of an important meeting, businessman Rick Hamilton has a terrible premonition: His wife is about to die. Racing to save her, he finds her lifeless body in the road, her car crushed by a truck. The light dwindles from his eyes . . . and then she is alive again, begging for help, and Rick Hamilton no longer is himself, but another man with another life, and a different history.

Based on the "many worlds" theory of quantum physics, which posits the existence of parallel universes, The Man Who Turned Into Himself is a suspenseful, mind-bending mystery that addresses our deepest questions about reality, death, identity, and the mind.

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ISBN-13:
2900312131196
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
Picador Fiction Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208

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Man Who Turned Into Himself 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TI_Bear More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book entirely on accident as I was browsing through my college book store. From the moment I read the first page, I was hooked. It's not a very long book, yet the story is surprisingly mind-blowing. The writing is neat and succinct. The characters are believable and well developed. I highly recommend this book if you are at all interested in the occult-like world of quantum physics, or if you'd like to read something short and sweet. Above all, this novel is about the love between a man and his wife. Quantum physics just puts a different spin on the classic model of a tragic love story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great way of bringing the idea of quantum physics and how it may affect our every day life, also questions what we consider to be mental illness.. anything is possible. Great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been about a year since I read this book, and I continue to recommend it to other readers. The abstractions of quantum physics are not easily grasped, but Mr. Ambrose uses the basic theories to create an amazing 'what if' story. I felt for both versions of Rick/Richard and the mind-boggling confusion his 'pop' from one world to another creates. As I read, in the back of my mind, I heard David Byrne singing 'This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife...' The metaphysical implications of Rick's experience have given me food for thought ever since I began reading the book. Which world is 'real'? Is that even a valid question? I continue to loan my paperback copy to friends and I look forward to reading more work by the author.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Its been a while since i've read it, however i remember the story being complex and akward at some parts of the book, and feeling frustration for the main character. poor guy, never sure what was real. I think you can create your own explanation for what goes on in this story, David doesnt tell you what is real and what is not, i think...