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A time travel adventure, 19 Sept. 2015
'The Immortals' is about all the important things - life, meaning, mortality, and time travel! It reminded me of 'Never Let Me Go' and 'The Time Travellers Wife', with added epic! - and as such, it is entirely my kind of book. I read it once at break-neck speed carried along by the adventure, and now I'm now reading it again to revisit the places that S E Lister takes Rosa over the course of the book.
So a bit about the plot...
Rosa Hyde's family live 1945 over and over. At the end of every year they tumble back to the start; move house, and live it again. As the years go by, they rarely leave their house in case they should meet themselves from a different year, and after seventeen years Rosa inevitably feels trapped, angry and determined to escape. So with all the emotional maturity of an unnaturally isolated teenager, she runs away cursing her family as she goes. She begins a brand new life - one of tumbling from year to year: living the high life with other time travellers, and making the most of all the knowledge time travel brings.
But maybe things are too good to be true? In fact, they definitely are! - The book opens seven years later, part way through Rosa's story, when she returns to her family in 1945, seemingly rather battered by her experiences... and still unable to stay put in one time.