This book tells the story of Tim Hall, A black man who was just released from prison and suddenly wakes up in a dark and abandoned plane, trapped with nobody around except for one young girl named Ella. Also, he is suddenly a white man…
When he and Ella finally find a way to escape the plane, they walk towards a strange little town. It’s occupied with only a handful of people, who tell them to forget about all those stories of heaven and hell and that this is it. This is the hereafter. Or is it…?
Broken Memory is a futuristic, dystopic thriller, with influences of horror and science fiction, full of twists and turns. It was nominated for the Harland Awards for best novel of 2015, and received an honorable mention for the extraordinary originality.
So far, just a few chapters are translated of this book.
Expected launch date for the complete book is 2021.
Praise for Broken Memory
Broken Memory by J. Sharpe & Jos Weijmer starts as every traveler’s nightmare: falling asleep in an airplane and waking up in no man’s land. Even worse: the main character Tim finds himself in someone else’s body, has lost most of his memory and finds out he is in fact dead. His quest, with a nine-year-old girl at his side, not only brings the horrors from his past to light but also slowly reveals the nature of the purgatory in which he roams. A book with an uncommonly original idea, great plot twists and an astonishing finale. The reader endures the same fate as the main character: once you’re in, you will find it hard to get out.” — Marijn van der Jagt, Vrij Nederland, chairman of the jury of the Harland Awards 2015
It’s almost impossible to say anything about this story without giving spoilers. What I can say is that the story is rich in subjects. The question of what the hereafter and our soul is playing a role. There’s a place for all-consuming love and guilt. Deceit, politics and a horrific future are also featured in the book. And everything comes together and makes a whole that grabs your attention from the beginning till the end. — fantasywereld.nl
An amazing book that will hopefully be read and praised by many. J. Sharpe can include himself at the top of Dutch fantasy-writers. — boeklovers.nl