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Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey

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Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey
UK Publication – July 2021
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★★★]

4 word review – Out of this world!

This ARC was provided by Harper Collins UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Netgalley: Thora and Santi have met before…

Under the clocktower in central Cologne, with nothing but the stars above and their futures ahead.

They will meet again…

They don’t know it yet, but they’ll meet again: in numerous lives they will become friends, colleagues, lovers, enemies – meeting over and over for the first time, every time; each coming to know every version of the other.

Only they can make sure it’s not for the last time.

But as they’re endlessly drawn together and the lines between their different lives begin to blur, they are faced with one question: why?

They must discover the truth of their strange attachment before this, and all their lives, are lost forever.

My Thoughts: This book has that certain kind of magic that I can’t just describe, I could take the same words put them on paper and they just wouldn’t have the same impact, the writing is beautiful.

I loved living through life after life with Thora and Santi trying to work out why them, why there and what was really going on. This is more than a book it is a journey.

While writing an amazing story (or several stories depending on your viewpoint) Silvey also manages to throw in beautifully phrased observations and philosophical thoughts that really made an impact on this reader.

“Determinism means everything’s meaningless but we can’t change it. Fate means there’s a plan that God is working through us.”

“The lonely déjà vu of being a teacher: living the same year over and over, surrounded by children for who this is the only version that matters.”

“He gives it a year before she starts caring more about what people think of her than what makes her happy.”

“Inside are the seeds of all the Santis that could exist.”

“You have a cat. Universal symbol for I’m not going anywhere.”

The little discoveries are the best bit of this book so go in blind but keep your eyes open.

Who would like this? This is a tough one because I love it so much I feel everyone should love it. All I can say is give it a go and if you don’t like it you are no longer my friend (just kidding) and one little warning don’t expect a straightforward one genre book.

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