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Seven Minutes by Jay Stritch – Review


What are the memories that will define you when you’re gone?

It is said that when you die your brain stays active for seven minutes, in which time you relive your most prominent memories.

‘The Collector’ of these memories has the most interesting story of all to tell. By following the intertwining lives of a group of characters we are taken on a journey through some amazing experiences: loss, love, guilt, failure, success and what defines us as human beings. The very essence of these people emerges from their memories.

But why is Will the one this collection of memories has been given to? What is he supposed to do with them? He already has enough on his plate, now that he’s unemployed with a farm and family to run while his wife is away working. However, he can’t seem to stop obsessing about this mysterious book or put it down and it begins to affect his life in more ways than one…

My Review:

I love a  book that leaves you thinking, hours after you turn the last page. This is one such story.

A story within a story, chopped up and slowly winding back together. The stories are intricate, with a lot of detail. I like the anthology-like feel to it, even though it is, in essence, all one story.

Seven Minutes is a good read with a great edge, covering everything from the Hitler Youth to a modern farm life. A joy to read, and worth a second go for the details you missed. And it left one very important question ringing in my head: What would my seven minutes be?


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  1. Thank You for hosting today! From Virtual Book Tour Cafe

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