The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy

The Illusion of Separateness

Simon Van Booy

212 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

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Award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man's act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of a group of strangers, and how they each eventually discover the astonishing truth of their connection...

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Community Reviews Summary of 361 reviews


emotional 80%
reflective 60%
hopeful 40%
inspiring 30%
relaxing 30%
dark 20%
sad 20%
adventurous 10%
lighthearted 10%
mysterious 10%
tense 10%


fast 54%
medium 45%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 25%

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