Shervin Jamali’s Remember continues the author’s exploration of heaven and hell, wrapped up this time in a quite beautiful love story.
The story starts, Up-like, with a couple parted by cancer and the husband left devastated and useless without his better half, confused about her last words that though they had met late in life they had known each other before.
One visit to an enigmatic hypnotherapist sends Daniel onto a wild journey which shows how he died, goes to heaven, and looks to reincarnation for reunion with his wife.
The stakes are high – what if he never meets her and they forget each other forever? The romance is buffeted by darkness, some intense brutality, some bitter humour – but highlights Jamali’s light at the end of his cynicism.
The book is not my usual cup of tea. It has its flaws. I would have liked a longer story which explored events a little more deeply. It sometimes skirts over complex events that could have done with more drama. And I wish he didn’t use “baby” when talking to his love. It makes it sound a little cheesy and dated.
But those are small gripes in what is a soaring love letter to the romance life holds if you fight for the love of your life.
You can buy Remember from Amazon HERE.