This is a novel that will evoke something in the reader regardless of whoÂ they are and Cury has obviously drawn upon his own experiences as aÂ psychiatrist to develop a warm and enriching story. The character of theÂ Dreamseller himself is a man whose existence is comprised of enabling theÂ diverse array of people he meets to attain a better understanding of whatÂ their life is about, and letting go of the day-to-day baggage we encumberÂ ourselves with. The Dreamseller stands to act as a mirror to the reader.
Cury has developed a novel that philosophises upon everything. The smallestÂ and simplest gestures are acknowledged as a ripple effect in the greaterÂ scheme, and reveals that people should think about their actions; he reallyÂ wants the reader to think and engage with his characters. Large portions ofÂ the book are allegorical to Socrates and the teachings of Jesus, however,Â this should not deter because at no moment does it become overbearinglyÂ preachy.
The Dreamseller captures the essence of everyday life around the world, andÂ what society has become as a result. It encourages the reader to thinkÂ identify and think of themselves using humour and compassion. It is in itsÂ essence, a novel that will resonate with readers and leave them asking forÂ that little bit more.
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