Book Review: The Legacy of Lorna Lovelost by Gary William Murning


Worlds can end in many ways … and begin in many more …

For Tobias and Lorna Lovelost, an unretracted retractable bollard marks a beginning—a beginning that will see them reunited with an old friend and embark on quests driven by the need to shape the worlds that will, sooner or later, be left behind.

A novel that explores themes of loss and continuance, The Legacy of Lorna Lovelost, like its characters, never loses its sense of humour. A driven, passionate blend of wit and pathos, it will entertain, move and prompt that so often neglected question …

… what will my legacy be?


I found this book intensive to read as the story progresses on many levels. The subject matter of Lorna having a malignant brain tumour is emotive to begin with and Murning writes about this very well. Bob, the old friend with OCD, whose discovery changes fundamental things he knew about himself The characters in this book are larger than life and each chapter compelling to keep you reading.

I laughed and I cried as I read this book and I have to say its one of those books that changes how you perceive things after you have read it. The characters stay with you for a while as you think what would you do, what would be your legacy?


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