It put you in the mood, put you right where it wanted to. So my thing was that if they could do that with an instrumental, I should be able to take somebody somewhere with words. He then goes on to talk about Slick Rick, another rapper who is known for his storytelling abilities. I can take a walk in the city and by the time I get to the end of the block I got a whole head full of thoughts. Scarecrow You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Post by Molly O. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. It was a scorching July afternoon in Bradley, California. Never heard of Bradley? It was also my last day in Bradley before my family moved from the farmland of central Cal to a city in the Bay Area called Concord.
My dad got a new sales job with a pool company, and despite my constant protests, we were moving. But when I kept my thoughts non-conversational, fluid and open, I could keep those thoughts private. To cope with his imprisonment, he retreats to an imaginary world called his Mind Palace, but the lines between reality and time start to blur when he receives a new roommate--an old, outspoken, Jewish jazz musician with dementia. This is a major work by a very fine young author. View 2 comments. Oct 10, Grant Leishman rated it it was amazing Shelves: read As a fairly prolific reviewer who reads almost exclusively Indie Authors, a lot of books cross my Kindle over a year.
I can honestly say that many of them are the equal or better of the Legacy Authors' books, but every so often a book appears often out of the blue that absolutely speaks, as a reader, beyond my mind and touches my heart and even my soul. Unexpectedly, it took me by storm and transported me to a different world, a As a fairly prolific reviewer who reads almost exclusively Indie Authors, a lot of books cross my Kindle over a year. Unexpectedly, it took me by storm and transported me to a different world, a world that resonated with things and emotions that were as strong to me and as important to me, as I'm sure they were to Twiss.
Fourteen-year-old Aaron Greenburg receives what appears to be a life sentence when he contracts a rare form of meningitis that leaves him totally paralyzed and unable to communicate.
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The doctors and his parents are convinced that Aaron is a virtual vegetable, unable to interact in any way with the outside world. His parents have given up on Aaron and as he lays unable to move even a muscle, his mind is very much alive and very much active.
To Aaron, his life has lost all meaning strapped to a hospital bed, unable to communicate and make the outside world understand that he is very much alive and his brain is still able to function. The intense loneliness and frustration this brings him causes him to create a mind-palace inside his head where he can retreat to whenever the loss of his freedom threatens to overwhelm him.
In Aaron's mind palace he is able to move, to talk and to interact. It keeps him sane. Aaron's life changes forever when an elderly man suffering from the early stages of dementia is moved into his rest-home room to share with him. Soloman Felsher can hear Aaron's thoughts and suddenly Aaron is no longer alone. What follows is a fascinating and wonderful journey, in Aaron's mind palace, through the life of this amazing man, as he and Aaron undertake a tour of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of Solomon Felsher.
This is a stunning tale, beautifully told by Twiss. As a reader, I was moved and deeply touched by the depth of the relationship that developed between this elderly man and his teenage friend. This story is chock full of good lessons for life on relationships, happiness, sadness, and many other emotions. Twiss has managed to tell a wonderful story and impart some great life lessons to his readers. What more can an author aspire to?
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I take my hat off to Johan Twiss and know that this book - 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace is sure to be a strong contender for this year's third annual "Grunter" awards. This is a stunning story and a wonderful read that I cannot recommend enough. A great job, Mr. Mar 24, Ana C rated it it was amazing. He was a regular adventurous kid that enjoy play with he's friends, until he got sick.
Unfortunately to him he got this rare case of Cryptococcal Meningitis that got him paralyzed. His brain was full of activity and he couldn't tell anyone. For the doctors he was good as dead. So without options his parents put him in a Senior Care Center. So after a while he gets a roommate, a senior m 4 years trapped in my mind palace Is this amazing fiction story about a 12 years old boy named Aaron Greenberg.
So after a while he gets a roommate, a senior man suffering from dementia, Solomon Felsher.
For some reason Solomon can hear - loud and clear - Aaron's mind. This book was a turmoil of emotions to me. Got mixed feelings for this history, couldn't put it down but didn't want to finish, I had tons of questions, sometimes I wish for answers, even though I was afraid to get them. This is a beautiful book, well researched with great support characters. I fell for every one of them. I laugh and cry, and just maybe I got to be a better person because of this book. This was inspiring story that teaches to enjoy the journey, I was moved by it.
So this one got a impressive 5 stars. Apr 18, Karen Porter rated it it was amazing. I was totally into this book I really enjoyed this book. I have also heard of locked in syndrome. I cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like too live like that knowing no one knows you are in there. I read this thinking it was real. Sep 06, Bob Morton rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone.
I received a copy of this book of this book for review. What follows is an honest review. All I can say is WOW!. Johan Twiss has written a second book that has held me interested till the very end. There is no classification for this book. It has ,a little bit of sci-fi, a little bit of psychology, a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of a lot of things. But all that adds up to make a lot of good. Our hero, Arron has a rare form of meningitis as a young teen, leaving him paralyzed, and unable t I received a copy of this book of this book for review.
Our hero, Arron has a rare form of meningitis as a young teen, leaving him paralyzed, and unable to move. His doctors think he is brain dead and is moved to a nursing home.
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If you think this is far fetched, it actually has happened. It is from that real life story that the author came up with the idea for this story. To keep from going completely insane, Arron creates a world in his mind that he can travel to and do so many things. Only there can he feel complete because no one really treats him like he is alive.
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From this life of solitude a room mate is given to him, Solomon, a former jazz musician, who is in his late years, having survived the depression, World War 2 and other events of history. Now in his twilight years he begins to suffer dementia. So as one is wanting to start his life, one is ending his and reliving his glory days.
The interesting thing is that Solomon can talk to Arron.
He hears what Arron says in his mind and that is a wonderful thing for Arron, now he can communicate, even if no one believes that they can talk. To tell you much more gives the story away. But it is a great story, and it is amazing how the author has once again not wasted one word. An interesting thing for me was the whole story was told from Arron's point of view.
So much I have read of late has chapters that go back and forth and tell the story, this is all Arron telling the story. I recommend it for all. I think everyone could get something out of this story.
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As I said before, not one word is wasted, and all weave together to tell a fantastic story. Dec 17, Crimson rated it really liked it Shelves: good-books. The story was pretty engrossing and all the characters were interesting — I finished it in a single day. Very mild spoilers ahead. I was so sure it, of all the books, would be chosen. Hooray Mr. The story revolves around fourteen-year-old Aaron Greenburg, who became completely paralyzed after contracting a rare form of meningitis. This is indeed both a coming-of-age and end-of-age story. A large portion of the book is devoted to the friendship between Aaron and Solomon, and we get to watch as their somewhat tenuous relationship turns into a real bond.
The hint of romance between Aaron and another rather major character was done well, as was his quest to recovery.