An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay Book Talk

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dungeons & Dragons,Alligators and Hurricanes!

An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay

Published on October 16th 2015 by Merit Press

As their senior year approaches, four diverse friends joined by their weekly Dungeons & Dragons game struggle to figure out real life. Archie’s trying to cope with the lingering effects of his parents’ divorce, Mari’s considering an opportunity to contact her biological mother, Dante’s working up the courage to come out to his friends, and Sam’s clinging to a failing relationship. The four eventually embark on a cross-country road trip in an attempt to solve–or to avoid–their problems

Told in the narrative style of Akira Kurosawa’s RASHOMAN, AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES is at turns geeky, funny, and lyrical as it tells a story about that time in life when friends need each other to become more than just people that hang out.


An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes is new, it's fresh, it's diverse and it's freaking awesome.

       The story focuses on a group of friends ( Archie, Mari, Dante, and Sam ) each person embodies different traits, characteristics and problems. I could not put this book down and to be honest I read it in one sitting! The narration is so on point! I was not bored, because the change of point of views worked. It did not make the story confusing but only made it more complex, you see what the person is thinking and what the person is feeling

       Archie is the first Pov. I picture him as the new archie from the reboot of the archie comics  he's nerdy and he's very much in love to Mari.

However,  he still has flaws (which is completely normal) like for example his perplexing problem with gays (considering his dad's one). 

The following characters are very distinct from each other yet they fit perfectly. Mari has her problems with regards her biological mom. Sam dealing with his girlfriend and Dante figuring out how to deal with his sexuality. 

This story is probably one of the diverse books out there. There aren't many. 

I also like the Filipino bits, I am a filipino so they are great to read. I learned how Filipinos who live overseas act, it was very enlightening. 

The way he presented us the story is perfect! We get to see the side of all characters and discover who they are and how they deal with their situations

They are relatable, you can literally picture yourself in their shoes and think "how could I possibly survive that"

I love reading about these characters, their feelings,dreams, passions and needs. This is one of my favorite reads  of 2015!

I hope I can meet them in a parallel universe.


About The Author

Randy Ribay is the debut author of the contemporary YA novel AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES (Merit Press, October 2015). He’s also a book reviewer & blogger for THE HORN BOOK and a high school English teacher. He can be found in Camden, NJ walking his dog-children, gaming, or making lightsaber sound effects with his mouth.


Huge thanks to Pinoy Book Tours for giving me a copy!

 Wotcher! Thanks for reading!


(Disclaimer: photos are from tumblr, i don't get credit from them unless stated)
Stay Awesome Gotham,
Trisha x

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