TWO LOVERS WHO HAVE TRAVELED ACROSS TIME. A TEAM OF SCIENTISTS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF MEMORY RESEARCH. A MIRACLE DRUG THAT UNLOCKS AN ANCIENT MYSTERY.Bryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist whose paintings have dazzled the world. But theres a secret to Bryans success: Every canvas is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. When Bryan awakes, he possesses extraordinary new skills . . . like the ability to speak obscure languages and an inexplicable genius for chess. All his life, he has wondered if his dreams are recollectionsif he is re-experiencing other peoples lives.Linz Jacobs is a brilliant neurogeneticist, absorbed in decoding genes that help the brain make memoriesuntil she is confronted with an exact rendering of a recurring nightmare at one of Bryans shows. She tracks down the elusive artist, and their meeting triggers Bryans most powerful dream yet: visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimers, died in a lab explosion decades ago.As Bryan becomes obsessed with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the scientists deaths, his dreams begin to reveal what happened at the lab, as well as a deeper mystery that may lead all the way to ancient Egypt. Together, Bryan and Linz start to discern a pattern. But a deadly enemy watches their every move, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that the past stays buried.The Memory Painter is a taut thriller and a timeless love story spanning six continents and 10,000 years of history....
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The Memory Painter: A Novel Reviews
I would like to say thank you to the author and publisher for giving me an opportunity to read this ARC of the book.
I would liked to have given it more than three stars but it just didn't grip me like I was hoping.
I loved the premise of the book and some of the characters a lot, well, Linz and Bryan as themselves. I just couldn't get into living all of the lives they live and looking into the past. Of course, you throw in some evilness and there you go.
The way it ends leaves it wide open for ...more
The concept in the beginning, which seemed closer to science fiction, was quite interesting. As the plot progressed I started to feel like it couldn't make sense even with suspension of disbelief, but it actually came together better than I expected, albeit slightly different than I had been thinking.
I don't usually enjoy historical flashbacks, but these functioned more like short stories, and ended up being entirely relevant to the plot.
If you would prefer a drug-free approach to recalling you ...more
What are the basic premises of the reincarnation love story? I believe there are three.
First basic premise of the reincarnation love story: in every past life, the characters were not just a peasant raising pigs or even a dog or a tree, but someone historically famous. Someone’s who name is still a household name today.
The twist in this book is that as the the couple remember their different lives, they also recover the skills they earned in that life. I think Ms. Womack has just added a trope ...more
Through the ages we have wondered if there was more to life than birth, death, nothing. What if reincarnation was in deed part of that process but we just lost our past lives? What if you remember each and every life you have lived for 10,000 years? What if the possibilities of future medical research could bring your entire past into a clear focus and you could recoup the lives you have lost? What if you could recover that one love that was everything to you? What if. . .
Bryan may just be the m ...more
Very interesting premise (if not truly original) with fascinating dips into history. This book reminded me of the children's chapter book series "The Magic Treehouse" by Mary Pope Osborne, in that as a reader, I was given a glimpse into moments in history that motivated me to do further research. In this book, the two protagonists have lived many past lives (none of them dull or "normal") and one remembers most of them, the other does not. They meet cute and we are then taken on an adventure as ...more
“The Memory Painter” is about a guy, Bryan Pierce, who paints while sleeping; the reader is led to believe he paints while in a trance. Bryan feels such intense feelings about his paintings that he begins to feel that he has painted something from his past life: a memory from his past life. He started this at a very young age, causing his Psychiatrist Mother great alarm. Sadly, Bryan was dispatched to many juvenile psychiatric wards.
The story gets more exciting when Bryan feels that he is rememb ...more
The premise hooked me immediately. As the son of two painters, and a New England native (the book is set around Boston), I just tore through The Memory Painter.
At the onset, I expected a novel like Bel Canto that showcased the power of art, mixed with a love story that bounced through time like The Time Traveler’s Wife. What delights me about the story is that it defies categorization.
Author Gwendolyn Womack has crafted a book that combines a love story, science fiction, historical fiction, and ...more
"The Memory Painter" is the story of Bryan and Linz. Bryan is a famous painter who paints incredibly vivid scenes based on incredibly vivid dreams. Linz is a brilliant scientist. Together, their relationship is more than what it seems on its face. Filled with historical detail, reincarnation, and romance, Womack offers up a very unique story line that will appeal to many different kinds of readers.
The story line of this book really stood out for me. I love historical fiction but don't often rea ...more