Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Another Voyage, a Different Dream: Sailing Yarn of the Mind

Book Review: Another Voyage, a Different Dream by Richard Twillman

I began reading this book with one perception and ended it with quite another.

As a fan of sailing adventures - in particular, Napoleon-era age of sail sagas - I love a good sea yarn. More recently I've enjoyed more modern tales of sailing adventures, recently reading The Vega Adventures by Shane Granger and now Another Voyage, a Different Dream by Richard Twillman.

Another Voyage is really quite another voyage. It starts out with a young man who loves life aboard a beautiful sailboat, where he lives, by and large by the circumstances of his life. When that is threatened, he decides to take off for parts unknown and - he hopes - undiscoverable. But then he meets up with a man and woman who take him on a different kind of voyage than he could ever have imagined. It gradually changes from a sea adventure to an escape into mysticism, which in the end saves him.

Author Twillman takes the reader on a well-crafted journey across the sea, among tropical islands, and through the mind. At times you aren't certain where he is headed, but you want to keep reading to see where he will take you, moved by his narrative and the images he paints through his vivid language.

If you like a good sea tale, or if you enjoy sailing yarns, this book would be a good read. If you're into  voyages of the mind, you likely will enjoy this read, too. It's available both on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

2 comments:

Sheri said...

I really enjoyed Richard Twillman's book. In some ways it reminded me of the book "Illusions" by Richard Bach. It had the same flavor when dealing with the mystic aspects. A good read. I would suggest it to anyone who enjoys sailing in the mystic!

Alan Eggleston said...

Thank you for commenting, Sheri. That's an interesting comparison, with "Illusions." Bach is a talented writer with a flare for imagining the mystical. Twillman takes a step in that direction, too.