4 Stars: Being Experimental
“Sure. Well pal, you’re not the only one. Two women came in and also reported memory loss on the 20th. They think they were raped. You’re so ugly nobody would want to rape you. But you’re ugly so you’d probably rape anything that brushes its teeth. You thought you’d be clever like the movies right?”
― Trevor Elder, 10202040: The Dream Dialogues #1
I thought about writing a book that is just one long stream of consciousness unrestrained by story structure let the reader work for the payoff, it would take talent I may not have but damn it I want to see if I can. 10202040: The Dream Dialogues #1 by Trevor Elder has that talent sometimes confusing required some pauses and turning back the pages, but it is worth it.
The centered plot of 10202040: The Dream Dialogues #1 as much as I understand centers on people waking up with lost of memories having their "dream dialogues" in a state of loss and confusion, intelligently naked, safe and bold dialogue, sharing common themes of their dreams. The dialogue is written with realistic tones, a few times I forget there's a plot to be discovered, as I was enthralled in the conversation between the "dreamers." Keep turning the pages the mystery of their lost memories, our interpretation of creating a safe space and the right to privacy begins to unfold.
The dialogues are insightful in Trevor's unique book it's daring and inspiring for writers who want to attempt a lack of story structure, he has that talent. 10202040: The Dream Dialogues #1 doesn't always work for me, but I walked away with insight on being experimental and being daring enough to put it out there, this book deserves your time.