Me Again Review and Free Giveaway

Product DetailsMe Again by Keith Cronin

Release date: 2011 /319  pages

Synopsis (from the back cover): Miracles can be damned inconvenient. That’s what thirty-four-year-old stroke victim Jonathan Hooper learns when he wakes up after spending six years in a coma

First Sentence: I was born on a Tuesday morning.

Review: Me Again has an original premise that fulfills its initial promise of a light-hearted, character-driven hero’s journey. The novel opens with “I was born on a Tuesday morning. It was a difficult birth, because I was thirty-four years old.” Jonathon, the protagonist, awakes from a coma to find he suffered a stroke six years ago and has lost his memory. The reader gets to know Jonathon as he becomes reacquainted with himself — discovering that he does not now like the person he once was. In his recovery he meets a fellow stroke victim — Rebecca — who is not suffering memory loss, but is on a similar journey of identity and also decides to use the stroke as a “do over” on her life. Although the romantic aspect of this novel is evident early on, watching the two characters come together is still full of surprises.

Both of the main characters are likeable — as are most of the minor players, too. The writing is fast-paced and engrossing and the pages turn quite quickly. Cronin has a gentle sense of humor that seems effortless and helps the reader connect to Jonathon very quickly. Even the improbable coincidences and obvious plot devices are not annoying since they serve characters who are sympathetic and deserve unlikely good fortune.

So, I would recommend this novel as a wonderful companion on vacation — light, refreshing, and enjoyable (change).

Interested in winning a free copy? Drop me a comment below and I will choose a lucky winner by the weekend!

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24 Responses to Me Again Review and Free Giveaway

  1. Kim D says:

    I have a thing for first sentences and this one is very interesting. Sounds like a very good novel for someone who has read some heavy non-fiction lately (me). Thanks!

  2. Margie says:

    Sounds interesting. It’s an unusual premise for a book. THanks for the giveaway.

  3. Cheryl F. says:

    This sounds like an awesome book! I would love to read it!

  4. Anita Yancey says:

    Sounds very real and touching. I’d like to read it.

  5. Hira Hasnain says:

    I believe stories like these are not merely stories but a character study of sorts. I’d love to see how Jonathan xopes with his predicament, and now that he has a chance to reinvent himself, what changes does he choose to make.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this title.

  6. Marilyn says:

    light, refreshing, and enjoyable (change) – sounds like what I need! Please consider me for the giveaway. Thanks.

  7. Diane says:

    This sounds like a great book. Would love to read it. Please enter me. thank you for a great review.

  8. Joy says:

    Sounds super good!!! I’d love it!

  9. Renee says:

    Wow! What a great plotline! Count me in!

  10. Light, refreshing, and yet still about coming out of a coma? Sounds great to me!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  11. Sherrie Gil says:

    THis sounds like a different style book.Would love to read it.

  12. Wendy says:

    This book sounds fascinating! Please include me in the Giveaway! Thanks!

  13. Debbie says:

    Sounds quite different from what I have been reading. Would love to win it!

  14. nfmgirl says:

    I’d love a shot at this one. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  15. Carol Wong says:

    I am fascinated by this story and would love to take it with me on fall vacation. To re-invent yourself would be something very intriguing to think about. It would like what changes Rebecca would like to make and what he makes without knowing.


  16. Wendy says:

    Sounds like a good read! Thank you-

  17. Sounds like a great read! Would love to be the winner.

  18. Tamara says:

    I could use something light. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Linda says:

    Would love to enjoy this light read–thank you for the giveaway!

  20. What an amazing first line to grab the reader. I remember Nancy Pearl reading some of her favorite first lines. This would be one of mine. So intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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