Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"Fleeting Memory" My Thoughts

The book draws you in with the first sentence: "I lifted my face from a rumpled sofa cushion and looked around the room...On the threshold stood a strikingly young woman in her twenties---Mostly she was soaked. She asked,"Could you please help me?" To make a long story short, she couldn't remember who she was, and neither could he remember who he was...She runs away, and next thing we know he finds a man sprawled out on the floor of the bedroom---murdered! However, right before he took his last breath this man uttered these last cryptic words, "The answer lies with Keats"...What could he have meant? Why Keats? Which answer? For that matter, what was the question?

All this and more passes through the mind of the young man who doesn't know who he is, let alone who the body of the man is who he discovered. If only he knew the guy’s name. Or anybody’s name. Including his own...

I have never read a book by this author, Sherban Young, before. However as I was reading this book, to me it was reminiscent of an Agatha Christie mystery novel, especially the Hercule Poirot mysteries. (And I mean this as a compliment to Mr. Young, the author.) Not only was it a puzzler, but it was filled with humor, which kept it fun, as well as interesting. I find when I read a mystery such as this one, I have to read it as quickly as possible. It is not a book that you can read one day, and than put it down and read some more a few days later, if you do you may have trouble following the story, and lose track of what is happening. I would recommend when you decide to read this book try to find the time to read it in a day or two so you can thoroughly enjoy it. I read it in parts of two days, and I throughly enjoyed it.

This book was given to me by the author Sherban Young, to read and give an honest review. Thank you, Mr. Young. 


  1. Great review! I have seen this author around blog land before and his work sounds interesting.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones :)

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this book! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

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  4. I have this one to read too! I'm more excited to read it after seeing your review!