Idea: Lapinski's spiritual memoir, The Knowing, is a powerful, compassionate chronicle of the author's experience with abuse and violence, self-destruction, and ultimate betrayal, as well as a fascinating account of her lifelong gift of clairvoyance and how it informs her choices.
Prose: Lapinski's prose is smooth, lyrical, and layered, while the work is enhanced through a sophisticated narrative framework and stylistic novelty--notably, her nuanced portrayal of the book's central antagonist.
Originality: The author's dual focus on spirituality and mediumship with the story of being victim to a violent predator, is strikingly unique and engaging.
Character/Execution: Readers will value the author's graceful storytelling, tremendous candor, and ability to write about significant trauma in a manner that never becomes overwrought, but instead uplifts the narrative. The author's discussion of "the knowing," is genuine, evocative, and understated.
Date Submitted: October 08, 2020
This book is a true story of hope and inspiration that each and everyone of us have the ability and power to transform ourselves when becoming lost in a world of dysfunction and abuse. It was hard for me to imagine the layers and length of the on going abuse and dysfunction the Author endured during her childhood and teen years. At times it seemed unbelievable. I feel it is so important and brave to share these experiences to give others hope who are trapped in their own 'Sea of Confusion' and those who are having a hard time to change the influences we easily become products of in our environment that influence who we become or can become. It can be difficult to read at times but it is so important to finnish this story as it all comes together in the end. Additionally it reaches out to those who have intuitive abilities and may be afraid to accept, use and embrace them. Kudo's to the author for her ability to pull herself out of the tragedy she endured and totally transform herself and her life. A short read with an important message!! I especially recommend this to woman who are suffering or who have suffered from abuse in many forms or levels. It will inspire you and give you hope!