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An Absent Mind An Absent Mind a riveting new novel from Eric Rill author of Pinnacle of Deceit and The Innocent Traitor is about a race against time The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer s sanity His Alzheimer s i

  • Title: An Absent Mind
  • Author: Eric Rill
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  • Page: 164
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  • An Absent Mind, a riveting new novel from Eric Rill, author of Pinnacle of Deceit and The Innocent Traitor, is about a race against time The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer s sanity His Alzheimer s is going to be the catalyst that will either bring his family together or tear it apart Although An Absent Mind depicts Saul s arduous struggle with Alzheimer s, it is equalAn Absent Mind, a riveting new novel from Eric Rill, author of Pinnacle of Deceit and The Innocent Traitor, is about a race against time The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer s sanity His Alzheimer s is going to be the catalyst that will either bring his family together or tear it apart Although An Absent Mind depicts Saul s arduous struggle with Alzheimer s, it is equally a story about his relationship with his loved ones and their shared journey Seventy one, and a man used to controlling those around him, Saul finds himself helplessly slipping into the abyss in what he describes as his slow dance with death As we listen in on his ramblings, humor, emotions, lucid moments, and confusion, we are also privy to the thoughts and feelings his family share with us his wife, Monique, conflicted and depressed caring, yet angry his daughter, Florence, compassionate, worried about her father s health, yet proper and reserved his son, Joey, self centered and narcissistic, seemingly distant from his family s challenges And Dr Tremblay, Saul s Alzheimer s specialist, who provides the reader with facts and observations about this dreaded disease that imprisons than 35 million people worldwide We know from the beginning how it has to end for Saul, because no one has ever outsmarted Alzheimer s But how will he navigate the meandering road that will eventually destroy his health and result in his death And how will it affect those around him as they live with strain and guilt, while at the same time being forced to face their own demons These questions are answered expertly by the author as he explores the conflicts that rise to the surface as the family deals with Saul s dementia Eric Rill s novel is reminiscent of Lisa Genova s Still Alice, Nicholas Sparks The Notebook, and Alice Munro s Away From Her Although a beautiful work of literary fiction, An Absent Mind will expose the reader to the reality of Alzheimer s.

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    1. I know I am very fortunate not to know anyone personally stricken with Alzheimer disease. This author though definitely knows what he is talking about as he watched his fathers downward spiral for eight years.This is narrated by Saul, seventy, who is diagnosed with the disease, his wife of many years who wants to keep him home as long as possible. His grown son, who is not able to forget what he considers his cold upbringing and his sister, Florence who he thought was always the favorite. Also b [...]

    2. I want to scream to the world"YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK"! I dare people to take longer than two sittings to finish. You can't put it down!!! I believe this is one of those books that is best not to say 'too much'. It takes a BRAVE person to read it though!! Its impossible to exaggerate the importance of this novel. Its wonderfully written --vividly descriptive --deeply emotionally felt. For those who've read "Still Alice", by Lisa Genova (another phenomenal book ), "An Absent Mind" goes deeper [...]

    3. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley. I didn't know anything about An Absent Mind before requesting it, but it sounded interesting and has recently won an Indie book prize. And I am so glad I took a chance on this book. Rill's book is about a man with Altziemer's, and how he and his family cope with the evolution of the disease. It is sad, at times funny, and feels very real. It is told from the perspective of each family member, including the main character w [...]

    4. ENLIGHTENING, INSIGHTFUL, AND WELL WRITTEN."It's all unravelling."—page 117Just why a septuagenarian might choose to read a book about Alzheimer's still eludes me. Could the choice, itself, be a symptom? Or, perhaps—putting a brighter face on it—just a celebration of capacity, curiosity, compassion and wonder?To lose one's mind—your source of identity—has to be among the very scariest of things to contemplate, ever. One of just many, though, that vouchsafe that great title of Art Linkl [...]

    5. סיפור עצוב ונוגע ללב על האובדנים הכרוכים במחלת האלצהיימר.סול, איש עסקים קשוח נשואי למוניק. הוא יהודי היא קאתולית שהתגיירה עבורו. בסוף שנות ה- 60 לחיו הוא מתחיל לחוות אובדן זיכרון שמשפיע על תפקודו. בתחילה הוא רק מתוסכל אבל אחרי אירוע שבו הוא יוצא לרחוב ללא מכנסיו, ילדיו ואישתו מ [...]

    6. Book blurb: The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer's sanity. His Alzheimer's is going to be the catalyst that will either bring his family together or tear it apart. Although An Absent Mind depicts Saul's arduous struggle with Alzheimer's, it is equally a story about his relationship with his loved ones and their shared journey.This novella is less than 200 pages, and is a really quick read, but knowing the subject matter, you know that there is no happily-ever-after at the end. I'm conflicted abo [...]

    7. I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Eric Rill does a wonderful job of bringing this up close and personal. The book is narrated by five people, Monique, the wife, Saul, the Alzheimer's patient, Florence, the daughter, Joey the son, and Dr. Trembley. I have gained a much greater understanding of the disease and how it effects the family and friends. It's as if each narrator is a friend and drops by for a cup of coffee and a visit, sharing how they feel and what they feel [...]

    8. A special thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Eric Rill’s AN ABSENT MIND, is a riveting account of one man’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and the emotional journey of his family and those around him.Saul is a man in his early seventies when this terrible illness strikes. We also hear from the other family member’s perspective and how this horrific disease has touched each life. His wife, Monique; Florence-daughter; and Joey, the son. [...]

    9. Many reviewers have compared this to Lisa Genova's book "Still Alice" but I don't think they are even in the same ballpark! Genova's story is much better. I think I remember that there was a little hype about this book but it just wasn't that good at all! This book is told from multiple viewpoints, Saul, his wife Monique, his daughter Francine, his son Joey, and every now and then a chapter by Saul's doctor for some clinical explanations of Alzheimer's. It reads very fast. I didn't connect with [...]

    10. Monsters, vampires, werewolves, clown-clad serial killers, and demons—there’s a lot to be afraid of in life, especially as portrayed in fiction. But, if you want to read a tale about the most relentless of villains, don’t turn to the works of King, Bradbury, Lovecraft, or Koontz, but, rather, to Eric Rill’s latest novel.According to recent statistics, at least thirty-six-million people across the globe are currently suffering with Alzheimer’s. In the United States alone, the disease cl [...]

    11. An absent mind is definitely not absent emotion. This is a beautiful story of a family struggling with a loved one with Alzheimers. Having a mother in early stages of Alheimers myself, this book especially struck home. It seems most books on this subject are written either for or from the perspective of the caregiver. The book "Still Alice" was excellent because it was from the patient's point of view and I thought it spoke volumes. An Absent Mind combines all aspects when the journey is shared [...]

    12. I received a copy of this book from the publishers, through NetGalley.If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. One of my biggest fears in life is to lose my mental faculties. The idea seriously terrifies me, as I'm sure it does most people. "An Absent Mind" is an honest and raw account of how Alzheimers affects not only the person with the disease, but everyone who cares about the person as well."An Absent Mind" is a quick paced story that draws you in from the first paragraph and t [...]

    13. Author Eric Rill paints an accurate overview of Alzheimer's disease and how the patient and family members are affected. My father is around the same age as Saul, the main character, and he too has dementia and suffers from many of the same things mentioned in the book. Because the book was short it did not delve into the constant day to day emotional struggle or the medicines or the specific small changes that take the patient from independence to wheelchair bound, but the narrative does touch [...]

    14. This is a story about one person with Alzheimer's and how it affects him and his family. Told from the POV of Saul, the 71 year old with Alzheimer's, his wife of many years, Monique, who wants to keep him at home for as long as possible, his daughter, Florence, the favored child, and Joey, the self-centered son who never did anything right. Dr. Trambley rounds out the chapters with information about the disease, what to expect and what will happen. The story was nicely done but I prefer Just Ali [...]

    15. Really god-awful. I am sure, after writing this review, I will go the GR review section and read glowing reviews, but someone has to speak the truth even if it makes you a shitty person. I know that Rill's own father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and this piece of fiction is probably not fiction at all. This is what makes me a shitty person - that I will admit that this is still terribly written. Just because it really happened to you does not make it good reading for everyone else.The writing [...]

    16. Alzheimer’s is a difficult journey for any individual or family to take and there is no opt out. In An Absent Mind, Eric Rill takes on a family’s journey as their patriarch is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The story is told in a unique fashion, first person that swings from one family member to another, including occasionally, Saul’s doctor. I liked the easy back and forth of switching from one person’s story to another. As Saul’s Alzheimer’s progresses, his point of view becomes sho [...]

    17. Masterful storytelling, wrenching storyThis is a page turner. So relatable because most all of us readers have family and all of us experience the same events, either joyous or grievous, differently within that family.This book gives voice to each member of a family going thru the slow goodbye to the father, who is stricken with Alzheimer's.Whilst turning pages my mind reeled at the turn of events that would have death be welcomed.This family struggled with everything but financial devastation, [...]

    18. It Was An HonorIt was a privilege to be allowed into this family's experiences as they managed Saul's Alzheimers journey. It was tough and touching to read their private thoughts. I am glad I did. I recommend it to everyone who has a father and a mother and even to those who do not. I think we are or will be touched by this terrible disease. May it soon be conquered. Thank you author Eric Roll.K Agle2-28-2015

    19. The bitter road of Alzheimer's diseaseI was a little afraid to start this book as I and my family are experiencing the ravages of this disease; however the book is gently and beautifully written and handles the subject well. Every family has their own unique problems but this book gave me a feeling of peace.

    20. Tearswhat a sad and heart wrenching way to bring attention to the suffering both the Alzheimer's patient and family goes through. Well done

    21. An Absent Mind is a tale of a sometimes charismatic, sometimes overbearing patriarch as he slowly (or rapidly, depending on your perspective) degenerates from the cruel disease of Alzheimer's. The alternating perspectives are from Saul himself, his wife Monique, and their two adult children, the nurturing Florence and the self-centered Joey.It's a sad story, of course. But I think it gives great insight into the emotional toll Alzheimer's takes on everyone involved. Guilt, anger, sadness, nostal [...]

    22. A story dealing with the subject of Alzheimer's is no easy task, and Eric Rill dealt with it in a smart and humanly fashion. There was wit, compassion, told in a very open frank way. Each character although seemingly flawed still held their own sense of dignity. There were moments of laugh out loud laughter and of tears while reading this novel. Many moments of which I related to from my own experiences when dealing with loved ones during the final phases of their lives.Although this may be the [...]

    23. At the end of this novel Eric Rill comments that he hoped to give us a true picture of a dread disease. He certainly does this, I feel that I have learned so much about the progress of an Alzheimer's patient and the impact this has upon them and their family. Told in the form of diary style entries from Saul, Monique and their children, with a generally calm and factual tone, this is an intensely moving story. The confusion and fear that builds for Saul, only to die away as his disease develops, [...]

    24. I have to say, I really loved this book. I work in geriatrics with people of various stages of dementia, and I cannot say how accurate this portrayal is of a family dealing with the course of Alzheimer's. I have seen every person represented in this booke person tragically suffering the disease, the devoted spouse going through the disease along side of their partner as well as the detached child that rarely comes in to the devoted child doing what little bit they can to make their parent's life [...]

    25. "First they tell you you're sick because you can't remember anything then they give you hell for not remembering." Alzheimer's is robbing Saul of his memory in his 70's and eventually will claim his life. Saul, his wife and two grown children alternate chapters (written in first person) about the progression of Alzheimer's detailing the physical and emotional toll it takes on each of their lives. Saul's doctor also is given a few chapters to educate about Alzheimer's. Although the author states [...]

    26. Eric Rill allows the reader to enter into the suffering and confusion of a fictional Alzheimers patient and his family as he tells the story from their various perspectives. He also includes the doctors perspective which is quite helpful. Very well done and I imagine realistic even though fiction. Not an easy read as the reader feels their pain, confusion, sorrow. Yet he writes with such compassion, having lived through it himself. And somehow he includes enough humor and hope to leave you glad [...]

    27. Great bookI really enjoyed this book. My grandmother passed away with Alzheimer's 4 years ago. My grandfather a year before that, of a stroke brought on no doubt from the stress of taking care of my grandmother all by himself. Alzheimer's is a horrible disease that I wish we'll come up with a cure soon. It was nice to get the perspective and thoughts of the person going through the disease as well as the family members. I wish I had read this book when both grandparents were still alive.

    28. I received this book through the Good Reads First Reads Giveaway.This is such an inspiring book about an elderly gentleman that had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The book shows how the he and his family cope with this illness.Told in the perspective of each family member and the doctor giving moments you want to laugh, but moments, also, where you want to cry.Mr. Rill's father had Alzheimer's, so I believe part of this book is autobiographical in nature.I read this book in one sitting as it w [...]

    29. Loved this book! You will too especially if you liked Still Alice. The author writes of a family's challenge in dealing with their father's Alzheimer disease. The story is written from each family member's point of view. The story is very genuine, heartbreaking and touching a result of the fact that the authors lived through the progression of Alzheimer with his own father. Real characters with real emotions and feelings. Quick read short chapters No fluff just the necessities to tell the sto [...]

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