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should I now be entering these other realms, these secret twilight places, which may have hidden dangers?

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Parker Parallel Lives should entering other realms secret twilight places hidden dangers

This country has become insane, what with the Government pretending there are aliens in order to cleanse society of any people that are using the welfare state. Surely nobody has the right to choose who is worth keeping alive and who will be discarded?

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Parker Parallel Lives country has become insane government pretending aliens cleanse society people welfare state nobody right choose who worth keeping alive or discarded

I had no real idea what the people in HR actually did, apart from lose your confidential information, and practically want to know your blood group and who you are currently shagging when you fill in a form, just so they can all discuss you amongst themselves.

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Gordon Parallel Lives no real idea want to know discuss you amongst themselves

“That’s right, just get rid of me you weirdoes, so you can talk about your stupid make believe stuff,” he replied. “Don’t be ridiculous Angus we’re only going to talk about you,” Sue laughed at him. “Well off you trot then.”

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Gordon Parallel Lives stupid make believe stuff going to talk about you

I looked to the back of my eyeballs as I tried to drift off in the waking darkness of my insomniac night, and then, it may seem crazy, but I popped out of my body as if on an elastic band.

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives

Hermetic quote Gordon Parallel out

I was half conscious and in that place where I usually see the faces of people I don’t know melt into dark eyed skulls and other horrors.

Parker Gordon, Parallel Lives

Hermetic quote Parker Lives horrors

Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives by Parker Gordon is a wibbly-wobbly astral time-travelling puzzle-solving caper. There were points where I thought the narrative got a little unclear, a couple times it seemed the narrative was treading the same bit again without reason to do so, and maybe a couple things didn’t feel like they got resolved in the end. Maybe it could have been done in half the number of pages, but I don’t regret getting through them. Overall it was an engaging and interesting story of strange big society-level and believable small interpersonal-level battles engaged across time.

I made 53 highlights.

Originally posted on my personal blog at Parallel Lives