The Master of Dreams

The Master of Dreams

by Mike Resnick

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The Master of Dreams 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Caroles_Random_Life 8 months ago
This was an odd little book. I decided to give this one a try largely because of the cover and the fact that it is the start of a new series. I don't think that I even read the book's summary before diving in since I like to go into most books that I read as possible. Having never read anything by this author before, I didn't have a lot of expectations. This was a quick read for me but one that left me scratching my head at times. This was a pretty weird story. I like weird so that wasn't a bad thing but it did leave me wondering what was going on more than a few times. Now that I have finished the book, I am still a little confused about the point of some of the stranger elements of the story. Even when the book is at its oddest, I found it to be very readable and was quite curious to see how things would end up. This book was really imaginative. If you like retellings, this book drops into several very well known stories. These stories aren't quite the way most readers remember though. There's a stop at a bar in Casablanca, a trip to Oz, and some time in Camelot. I was more familiar with some of these than others but had some fun with each one. The book did start out feeling pretty normal in Manhattan, with Eddie out shopping with his girlfriend, Lisa. I really wish that we had a bit more time with Eddie before he is sent off to different worlds. I liked his character and his sense of humor but I found myself really wanting to get back to the original story. I am not sure if I will be continuing with this series or not. I am glad that I read this book but I don't know that I am all that eager to jump around through various world with Eddie again. Although I might if I am in the mood for some well-written weirdness. I received a review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group.
PenKay 8 months ago
I don’t think I’ve read this author before, but I decided to give this one a try. I am a little at a loss to explain how I felt about this book, and really to explain what it’s about. The book is well-written, is very whimsical, has interesting and unique characters, and a wild plot. I wasn’t dissatisfied with the book, nor did I not enjoy myself. The book was just a little different than I am used to. I think it was maybe more…whimsical than I normally read. However, I can’t say it was terrible because it wasn’t. The book was an adventure and I did enjoy reading it, but I don’t think this type of book is the type for me. 3 ½ stars rounded up to 4. I do recommend this book for those who like unusual plots. I was provided the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.