Book Review: Lucid Dreaming by Sofia Visconti


When I received the opportunity to review this book on, I was excited. I previously knew very little about lucid dreaming, though reading this introductory book, I realized that I have, in fact, experienced it before.

This book is a quick and great superficial start for someone just starting to explore lucid dreaming. Having said that, I was a little disappointed overall. I realize that I need to manage my expectations with such a short book, and it would be ludicrous to expect an in-depth exploration of this concept. Where this book let me down was how it felt a bit unbalanced.

Nearly the first two-thirds felt like an introduction to me, with only the remaining third being used to discuss the practical applications. I wish more time had been spent on the latter.

Also, I have read another book by this author (which I quite enjoyed), but unlike that book, this one seemed to have significantly more typos/incoherent sentences that were missed in the editing process. Normally, I overlook the occasional error. As an author myself, I empathize with how difficult the editing process is, and how easy it can be to miss things. I may not have noticed them as much if the book had held my attention better.

Having said all that, this book does a decent job introducing the unique experience of lucid dreaming, so if you are looking for a place to start on this topic, this book is a quick read and will set you on the right track.

Published by ATL Doyle

Author, philosopher, military wife, and mother of four boys, in my free time (haha, what is that?), I am a voracious reader and lover of large cups of tea. While I enjoy reading everything, my favorite genre is fantasy. Some of my hobbies include reading and reviewing books on various online platforms, entering writing competitions, feeding the crows that visit my home, and overthinking. I have dabbled in short stories and writing poetry, publishing a small book of my poems in 2022, with an independent publisher. I enjoy keeping the world up-to-date on my writing, reading, and random thoughts on my blog.

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