The illusion of forever

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems

Rolf van der Wind
Romane & Erzählungen

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. First, you should fail to be able to understand yourself genuinely. When you do, the struggle begins. The mind provides a person with the mental fortitude to survive any physical or spiritual crisis when the goal is set in your mind sharp enough.
The protagonist If he had to lose his search for love, he would rather lose himself.



The Illusion of Forever is more than just a love story. It is about the twists and turns of life, the lessons we learn from the good, the bad, the ugly, and the struggle between the selfish ego and the romantic self. It is a highly personalized tale, slightly bordering on the philosophical with a poetic flair. The Illusion of Forever is the meeting point of realism and fantasy — a tale rich and inspiring and yet not devoid of sadness. John's personality, flaws, and hopes live through the pages. Perhaps, we might even judge his impulses. In the end, it is a story of one man's journey that speaks to us differently.

The beauty of this book is its narrative style. Although it might sound philosophical at some points, the straightforward descriptive manner, the purity of the dialogues, and the meaningfulness of everything make it an enjoyable read. The story isn't long, and the chapters are neatly organized. There is also an added beauty, especially in the dialogues, with the unique English pattern spoken by characters who aren't native speakers. In an ever-busy world, where people hardly find time, this book is a perfect fit for pleasure reading. The surprising turn of events is sure to keep the reader glued to the pages, and perhaps, valuable life lessons can also be learned.