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Jumping Jim & The Jubilee Line (Book One) : A Science Fiction Time Travel Parallel World Fantasy
 
 

Jumping Jim & The Jubilee Line (Book One) : A Science Fiction Time Travel Parallel World Fantasy [Kindle Edition]

IAN C.P. IRVINE
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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PLEASE NOTE : This book was first published as “Jumping Jim & The Jubilee Line” but is now also available on Amazon as “London 2012 : What If?”.

What would happen, if during your normal commute to work, you accidentally stepped from one world into another? If you accidentally ‘Jumped’ into a parallel world where all your day dreams were real, and where your real world was now the daydream?

Where, instead of a Product Manager, you were now a high flying advertising executive, and you were married to the woman that you had fantasised about for ten years?

But what would happen if you realised that dreams are sometimes best left as dreams,...and that the life you had before, was the life you really wanted?
Would you be able to find your way home back to your real wife and your real life?

This is what happens to James Quinn: one day he discovers he has the ability to jump from one reality to another. The only problem is...can he jump back?
This book was written for the commuter, for anyone who sits for hours every day travelling back and forward to work, and wondering...'is this the life I should be living? Have I made the right choices? ' ...and then wished for something else...

The new alternative to The Time Traveler's Wife, this is a must read for everyone, regardless of what city you work in, or in which country you live. People the world over will identify with the story told within these pages. As the story progresses, some will feel guilty, some will cry, some will laugh, ...but all will follow the plight of James Quinn, a man who is not unlike so many of us all.
If you read this book, your commute to work on the train, metro, tube, or underground may never be quite the same again...

The Story :

Contemplating having an affair, bored with work, and convinced there must be more to it all, James Quinn is a man about to enter a mid-life crisis. At the pinnacle of his career, James leads a successful life. But is it the right life? Instead of a Product Manager in a Telecommunications company, should he have been a plumber, an Olympic athlete, or a stockbroker, or an artist? Life, as they say, isn't a practice run. This is it.

Convinced the 'grass is greener' everywhere else, and worried that he may be missing out, James Quinn is a man full of doubts.

It's not that he hates his own life. Far from it. His 'life', as others may call it, is good. It's just that, nowadays he can't stop looking at other people and wondering if, out of the thousands of different lives that he could be living, is he living the right one? What if James has got it wrong?

And then there's Jane, the first girl he kissed at school. What would life have been like if he had married her instead of his wife? James tracks her down through Facebook and discovers that she is now a beautiful woman, living in London, and unhappy in her marriage: like a moth drawn to a flame James finds himself heading for infidelity and feels powerless to stop.

Then one day, during the normal underground commute to work in London, he looks up from his book and doesn't recognise the station name on the Jubilee Line, …and in a split-second, everything changes.

Emerging onto a platform at "New Cross Gate North", a station that shouldn't exist, James finds himself in an alternate London, where the city he lived in has changed, and every moment is now a voyage of discovery into a new life.
Yet, even though he now has everything he has always dreamt of, he finds that he now longs for everything that he used to have but has now lost: his two children, Keira and Nicole, and his wife Sarah. Sarah, the woman he loved but took for granted.

Is it too late to find a way back to the old world, the old life, and the London he used to know?

Or will he be stuck forever in this other world, yearning for the green, green grass of home…

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 393 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Lilyhill Free Press (21 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008DUSPKG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not satisfying 19 Oct 2012
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Here and now I keep thinking, what is wrong with the spelling of these ebooks?
If I were to publish a book I would at least run an eye on it before doing so. I say this because I came across many mistakes in this copy which is unprofessional and speaks of a carefree composer who perhaps made the book in a rush for instant cash.

I stopped reading the fiction just as I was on 50% on my kindle.
The main reason for stopping was because of how pathetic the protagonist was.
While reading, I felt annoyed by the weakness and worthlessness of the character and that he couldn't simply get himself together and enjoy the better life he was given.
No, instead he was acting stupid when it was obvious and couldn't see the bright side about events which had occurred.

I simply could not enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 17 Sep 2012
By old bob
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a great book, well part one is anyway. I couldn't put it down, a good twist on the alternative realities theory. I downloaded it on a free and will most certainly buy part two
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4.0 out of 5 stars Never judge a book by its cover. 8 July 2014
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Despite the poor title and terrible cover, this book was actually a very good read. I have since purchased the sequel.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Multiple reality, multiple titles 11 Mar 2014
This is the exact same book as London 2012, What if?
whats with the issuing of the same book under different titles?
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5.0 out of 5 stars why do you want to change your life? 16 Dec 2013
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read this if you had ever wondered what it would be like to change your life , would it be any better?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading 18 Oct 2013
By Dave
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Strated to read this on the plane coming back from holiday, I really got into the story and had 30mins left to read (kindle)when the plane landed, I couldn't wait to get home to finish the rest, I was so much into the story that the end came abruptly, I immediately ordered book two, I hope the ending is good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best time 2 Aug 2013
By BM
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I have read several books on time travel, but Jumping Jim is one book I could not put down. I felt that I was Jim, trying to deal with the issues that he struggled to understand.
I cannot wait to read Book Two and find out what happened next...
A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars highly entertaining "popcorn" book 24 Jun 2013
By T. Bell
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I really enjoyed this and read it in one sitting. Well worth getting and I hope he drops everything to become an author.
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