The Lake of Dreams show takes place on the hour, every hour, so is unmissable if you’re staying at the hotel. If not, many of the bars and restaurants at Wynn Las Vegas are positioned with views of the lake, making it an enjoyable diversion if you plan to visit the hotel for dinner or drinks. Some of the to be had can be found at Parasol Up. You’ll see part of the mountain that lies behind the lakes and streams immediately upon entering the hotel.
When Lucy Jarrett receives a message that her mom has been in an accident --- nothing serious, no need to be here --- of course she returns home. Her boyfriend, Yoshi, says that he will follow in a few days after some business meetings he cannot afford to miss. Their once-idyllic lives in Japan have recently been struck with a series of earthquakes, both the ground-shaking kind and the relationship-doubting kind. Maybe, back in the Lake of Dreams, Lucy can sort out her true feelings.
The Lake of Dreams is a kind of mystery novel of the self, about a woman caught in the undertow of history. It may not have the blockbuster potential of Edwards's first book, but it grips in a quieter, gentler way.
Like other stories of inquisitive, often unfulfilled characters drawn to the exciting lives of generations ago (Julie Powell'sJulie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously fame comes to mind, with her fixation on Julia Child),The Lake of Dreams attempts to draw gravity and allure from the history it mines.
The Lake of Dreams was very disappointing. The main character. Lucy, lacked any depth and was at times very annoying. As a matter of fact, none of the characters were very interesting. The focus of the story took forever to get anywhere. It wasn't until three quarters of the way into the book, that the plot emerged. The author wandered all over the place. I read the Memory Keepers Daughter and loved it. The Lake of Dreams was "dreamless" and not worth the time and effort of reading it. Would not recommend.