Charles Humphrey Muller came to Scotland from South Africa where he was a professor of English Literature, with the intention of buying a small hotel and concentrating on his writing. He now has several books under his belt, both fiction and non-fiction, and even runs his own Internet publishing company, Diadem Books.
"A Twist in Time" is the sad story of Michael Grant, a twisted individual, married to the wrong woman and who hates his life. He's depressed and suicidal. He wonders all the while how his life might have turned out if he had the chance to live it all over again and to make different choices.
He is given that chance and we see him apparently making the same mistakes with the same girl all over again - but does he really? All through the 60's we follow the re-run of Michael's life and eventually discover that some surprising changes have indeed been made.
This book is meticulously written, nothing is left out and while the plot seems straight enough, the time-twists can be slightly disconcerting for the reader. It is well worth the effort however. Although there are some explicit and powerful sex-scenes, the narrative mainly proceeds at a measured pace. It's perhaps not the book you'd give great-auntie Millie for her birthday, but nevertheless good adult fiction with an unpredictable, slightly unbelievable ending.
This work is meaty and sustaining and could in no way be termed lightweight or frivolous. It's a good, square meal and two veg which will give the reader much food for thought and no little enjoyment.
Pat Miller, The Jedburgh Courier No2 Sept 2000