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July 27, 2011 / Leslie

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Luminarium

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I saw this book on Shelf Awareness a few days ago. The description has a P.K Dick feel to it where reality and illusion become blurred.
 

Luminarium
by Alex Shakar
To be Published: August 23rd 2011
Soho Press

Do you feel… Your life is without purpose? Your days are without meaning? There’s something about existence you’re just not getting?

Fred Brounian and his twin brother, George, were once co-CEOs of a New York City software company devoted to the creation of utopian virtual worlds. Now, in 2006, as two wars rage and the fifth anniversary of 9/11 approach- es, George is in a coma, control of the company has been wrenched away by a military contracting conglomerate, and Fred is broke. Near despair, he’s led by an attractive woman, Mira, to a neurological study promising “peak” experiences and a newfound spiritual outlook on life. As the study progresses, lines between subject and experimenter blur, and reality becomes increasingly porous. Meanwhile, Fred finds himself caught up in what seems at first a cruel prank: a series of bizarre emails and texts that purport to be from his comatose brother.

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  1. Sharon C (Obsession with Books) / Jul 27 2011 2:19 am

    I haven’t heard of this one as yet, thank-you for sharing.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week 🙂

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  2. Jennifer O. / Jul 27 2011 5:06 am

    I hadn’t heard of this one until yesterday and then I had to request a galley:) Hope it’s as good as it sounds…

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  3. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Jul 27 2011 5:26 am

    Leslie, I am certainly curious about this one. This is the first I read of it, so thank you – great pick

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  4. laurelrainsnow / Jul 27 2011 7:04 am

    OMG, this one sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing….

    Here’s MY WOW POST

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  5. BermudaOnion / Jul 27 2011 7:44 am

    I bet this book will be popular!

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  6. Jules / Jul 27 2011 8:26 am

    Great choice 🙂

    I’m off to add this to my wishlist.

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  7. nomadreader / Jul 27 2011 12:17 pm

    I discovered this one in Shelf Awareness too and it does look interesting!

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  8. Alyce / Jul 27 2011 9:42 pm

    I’m curious about this one. I saw it on Shelf Awareness, but I’m holding out to see what others think about it.

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  9. TheBookGirl / Jul 29 2011 1:01 pm

    I also saw this on Shelf Awareness; sounds chilling!

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