Parallel realities and conscious dreams?!
Suffering from the layoff blues, and unable to draw a clear line between reality and imagination, Daniel Grant awakens in the middle of a nocturnal roadtrip, meets up with the mysterious and precocious teenage Maggie-Leigh, and is taught life lessons he considers fantasy. Daniel's journey takes him beyond the edges of reality, upsetting the very foundations of life as he knew it. What he finds forever changes how he will live, think, and act--and even how life itself will continue to operate....
SLEEPWALKERS is a thought-provoking journey into probable realities and conscious dreams, where stray thoughts take on lives of their own, and different versions of an individual interacts across time and space. What is reality, and what is imagination-and is there a difference?
By Morgen Leigh, November 17, 2004
F. P. Dorchak has managed to write the book I've been looking for all my life. SLEEPWALKERS delves deep into the inner workings of seemingly forgotten past experiences, those experiences which haunt our current incarnation with persistent shouts. Listen, learn, and awaken. SLEEPWALKERS helped me remember my dreams and understand their meanings better...and opened the door to possibilities only imagined. There is reason for everything and everyone. Close your eyes, open your mind. SLEEPWALKERS will show you the way.
A novel of ideas is a difficult trick. Ideas are abstract by nature, but fiction replicates and illuminates life through concrete metaphor. Ideas can be muted, lost in subtext, skimmed over by hurried readers. Or ideas can dominate, trampling the "story" until what's left is a tedious lecture. The balancing act between concrete and abstract, between subtext and tale is delicate.
F. P. Dorchak's SLEEPWALKERS is a pleasurable read, because the author does a fine job of weaving his ideas into a clever mystery narrative. Daniel Grant is aging, unemployed, and disillusioned. Through a series of adventures, comic replications of post-modern fracture, the author takes Daniel through an exploration of the nature of consciousness. Because his themes fit his forms, the author keeps the reader's attention (and patience). I do not enjoy most metaphysical novels--too many fall victim to mistakes of balance. But I recommend SLEEPWALKERS.
The Lucid Dream Exchange #24 Review!
By Lucy Gillis, September 1, 2002
Did you ever wonder what happens to your dreams when you wake up? Do they simply end, or do they continue on, with a life of their own? SLEEPWALKERS, by F. P. Dorchak, explores the idea that maybe, just maybe, dreams are a lot more important, a lot more powerful than we
"If ever there was a truly suspenseful, real-yet-mysterious-and-complicated account of the known and unknown, psychic and psychological ingredients of our lives, this is it! F. P. Dorchak creates for us a most intriguing, interwoven and provocative account of our lifetime challenges in his SLEEPWALKERS, and I'm pleased to note this book is just the beginning of his published insights into the great probable mysteries of life, as we seek to explore and understand them. What challenges he creates, in this brilliant journey into those sleeping and awake questions we all have. Way to go, Frank!"
Facilitator of the Seth Material
"The trek with Daniel Grant into and through the fifth dimension of his dream universe, and back again, is colorful, fascinating, and fun...it's almost like taking college metaphysics and philosophy all over again-except it's easier to understand this "time" around, and a lot more exciting."
Madelon Rose Logue
Editor/publisher, The Black Sheep: a Seth/Jane Roberts Fanzine
"SLEEPWALKERS is exciting, moving, and consciousness-expanding. A wonderful read...I couldn't put the book down!"
Writer/Poet; "Always One," and "Sound of The Siren"
"I took the roadtrip with Daniel, F. P. Dorchak's downsized hero in SLEEPWALKERS. Reading the metaphysical/mystery/adventure was like being there; I couldn't wait to get back each time I had to bookmark the page and return to my own life. SLEEPWALKERS gave me a physical sense of simultaneous existence, affected my dreams in a glorious way, and kept me smack dab in the middle of the moment, every word along the way!"
Creator of the "Seth Says" Deck
"In SLEEPWALKERS, F. P. Dorchak paints a mesmerizing, multi-dimensional world filled with surprises and thought-provoking ideas."
Award-winning author of A Moment In Time
"If metaphysical fiction ever attains the acceptance and respect of general fiction, it will be because of writers like F. P. Dorchak. He has a gift for balancing rarefied metaphysical concepts with down-to-earth narrative, and characters with real desires and concerns. SLEEPWALKERS is gritty and provocative, yet its believable portrayal of the spiritual dynamics behind life situations left me with a feeling of lightness and integration. Frank writes for the whole person!"
Barnes And Noble
Colorado Springs, CO
I just finished reading SLEEPWALKERS and loved it! For the past four years I've been immersed in Seth-and-related material while part-timing the artist, wife, and stepmom side of life. Recently, I had gotten caught up in yet another game of limitation, and what brought me "back to reality"... was your book. Much appreciation.