Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji (149)

This is a most interesting novel. I am so glad that I picked it up at my local library. It was the cover of the book that tweaked my interest. And I am so glad that I got a chance to read it.

This story is about an indeterminate future where the prospect of immortality is getting close for humans. It is a new problem that must be confronted. A person’s body and identity is rejuvenated in the process and all traces of the person’s past are erased. A new complete and idyllic fiction is implanted in the mind.

Occasionally, cracks occur in the carapace of perfect memories and reminders of discarded lives. This condition is termed the leaked memory syndrome or Nostalgia which can pull its victims into an internal abyss of terrible mental suffering.

This novel was as interesting as it was terrifying. Will our future really look like this? It is a story that will stretch your mind and imagination. It will help you to reach the outside contours of your imagination. And many times, what is there is pretty scary.

The story reveals a story yet imaginable. But for how long? That is the poignant question.

I recommend this book to everyone in the Book Mine Club.

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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