The Sexual Adventures of Time and Space by Brian Sfinas

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The Sexual Adventures of Time and Space is an epistolary novel told in the form of excerpts from a young man’s journal. After a group of friends becomes addicted to the concept of lucid dreaming, they find a way to medically induce themselves into comas with the goal of extending their lucid experiences. When things get out of hand and someone dies, the friends must find a way to cover it up.

A brilliant story by a new author on the lives of seemingly disenfranchised and uninspired (and drug abusing) young adults. The main character, Michael, sums it up: Desensitization is inevitable for the youth of America in the 21st century. It is not an erotic tale as the title suggests.

The individuals in the book have found a way to escape the doldrums of reality through lucid dreams and find imaginative ways to reach this state. Michael finds the perfect drug for them to enter in lucid dreaming, each eventually become so detached from the real world they have a need to go under for days at a time. The real world becomes torture.

Chapter one draws you in and keeps you reading with each subsequent chapter providing a sneak peak into their lives. It is violent in parts but the revenge works in the story, and the love affair between Michael and 'Dorothy' is tragic. I hate to admit it, but I found a guilty pleasure reading the diary entries. It also made me look inside my medicine cabinet to see if any medications contained dextromethorphan, and look up who the heck "Stephan Laberge" is.

The Sexual Adventures of Time and Space is a horrifying account of how normal individuals slip out of reality and become so completely addicted to this form of escape. And how far some people will go to get their fix that they have become addicted to. I loved reading every minute of it and look forward to more stories by Sfinas.

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Disclosure: This book was provided by the author and any opinions are my own.