If you wish to experience the wonders of the Universe, then learn to travel through yourself…” says Patrick in the Garden of Idols. This is the story of a young girl’s journey of self-discovery as she battles with illness. A teenager with everything before her, and surrounded by loving family and friends, Muriel must explore the inner depths of her being to learn how to deal with the traumas facing her. In meeting and facing up to her demons she comes to a self-awareness denied to most of us through our own self-imposed limitations. In the process, she discovers hidden talents that she might never otherwise have found. This light-hearted and entertaining allegory is a voyage of self-discovery that will have the reader on the edge of their seat, and certainly emotionally involved. As the author himself says, “It is a process of development which will leave you wiser than it found you.”
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“An unexpected read!”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Amazon Customer
I wasn’t sure what to expect when starting this, and at the beginning there were times when I wondered what was going on! However- I very quickly became lost in Muriel’s universe and began to follow her journey avidly. As things came together (with an easy sense of realisation and clarity) it was easy to pair good quality writing with the author’s existential thoughts, and I love the way many difficult concepts were explained in an easy and memorable way.
As well as being a book which challenged my perceptions and helped me to reframe my thoughts and understanding it’s also just a really good read! At the end I was so invested I felt genuine sadness, and it’s one of those rare books that you wish you could carry on and that stays with you. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone; it was thoroughly enjoyable in every way.
About the Author
Martin Slevin (1957-Present)
Likes: Creativity in all its forms. Most types of music. Bristol cars, Stauer watches, Sunday dinners.
Dislikes: Politics & Beetroot.
Lives in Nuneaton.
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