Jennifer B. White is a masterful storyteller yet again in “Dead Asleep”, a book that is superbly written and equally compelling. No matter what you think you might learn from your analysis of your own dreams this book will totally enthrall and challenge you. This story will make you re-examine the connections in your life as well as your appreciation and gratitude for them all.
Kevin Macy tells us the story of his life as a divorced man who drinks and smokes to excess. He is a man who holds “things” as the real value in his life only to discover that his life is insignificant. We follow him on his spellbinding journey into the realm of “Dreamsharing” where his life unfolds as he searches for meaning. He meets Claire, a woman with narcolepsy, who appears to know and share Kevin's dreams. They feel a deep connection with each other despite the fact that they have only just met.
Kevin’s story will grab you and plunge you into his dream world. White has the amazing ability to define her characters in a way that enables you to feel their strong emotional upheaval which compels you forward as you become part of the story. Her characters are artfully crafted, well defined and intriguing.
The characters that Kevin encounters in his dreams reveal their own story in a poignant, thoughtful and compassionate way. You will be swept up in this book and immersed in the story encountering interesting characters with exceptional and unexpected plot twists along the way.
“Dead Asleep” is a book I would recommend to all readers.