If you’ve read visionary fiction, Judith Diana Winston’s “The Keeper of the Diary” will introduce you to this relatively new genre. Visionary Fiction is defined as “fiction in which the expansion of the human mind drives the plot.” It is a genre requiring an open mind. It is a genre, that after reading “The Keeper of the Diary”, you will either love or hate.
The plot of Winston’s book revolves (as the title suggests) around a mysterious diary discovered by a photographer hired to take pictures of a group touring Egypt. This is not a book read quickly. Your mind must be engaged or you will completely miss the point of the book. I must confess I never really found the book interesting enough to decide whether or not I could learn anything from it or not.
At some points, the story line is gripping. At other times, the story drags along. The main character, Cassie, must come to grips with her destiny and believe in herself. That’s the gist of it. If you are brave enough to tackle this 486-page book, more power to you. One thing is for sure—you will know within 10 pages whether you will be completely enrapt or totally bored.
Winston is a visionary artist, writer and life mentor. Also, like her character, Cassie, she has photographed and experienced the mysteries of many of the world’s sacred-stone sites, including the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, Machu Picchu and Bolivia’s Tiahuanaco and more.
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