Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Ferryman Institute

Title: The Ferryman Institute

Author: Colin Gigl [Website][Simon & Schuster][Twitter][Facebook]

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781501125324

Length: 422 pages

Obtained: Library copy

Why this book?: Sounded interesting so I requested it.


Charlie Dawson is a Ferryman - a thankless job making sure the departed move on rather than lingering as ghosts.  But after doing this job with a perfect record for hundreds of years, Charlie is burned out.  Problem is, this isn't the kind of job you can just quit, and every request charlie has made to transfer out has been denied.  So when Charlie is finally offered the option to save a life rather than watching it needlessly die, he takes it.  And that is how he meets Alice.  Complications arise sending Charlie (and Alice) on the run.

This is yet another strange read.  I seem to be selecting more and more of these books that have this foggy mystic feel, but which require analysis and thought through the fog.  For this book, these were thoughts about life, death, and afterlife, stress, priorities, etc.

I read some of this, and then set it down for awhile (a few weeks) before finishing it.  It's one of those books that you need to be in the right frame of mind for.

(Book was read and post written in 2015)

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