The Last of the Dream People

Alice Anne Parker, Author H.J. Kramer $12.95 (216p) ISBN 978-0-915811-79-3
Shot down somewhere over the Pacific in 1944, Air Force Captain Herbert Noone ""Kilty"" Stewart awakens blind, bound and in pain. The sole survivor of his crew, Kilty is afraid he's been captured by the Japanese--and readers of this insipid first novel from professional psychic Parker (Understand Your Dreams) may wish he had been. Instead, he's been rescued by a band of S'norra, jungle-dwelling tribesmen who have been waiting for a ""messenger"" to descend from the skies. The S'norra, who call themselves the ""people of the dream world,"" believe in the prophetic importance of their dreams. ""Great"" dreams bring personal wisdom while ""great, great"" dreams concern the fate of the tribe. Initially mystified by the S'norra, Kilty comes to embrace their culture, as he too begins to experience prescient dreams of skies full of mushrooms and scenes of devastation. Told in the first person, this crude, superficial tale moves along at a brisk clip, unimpeded by any attempt at rounded characters or serious contemplation of its themes. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 12/29/1997
Release date: 01/01/1998
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