5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A good book for the summer!,
This review is from: The Door Into Summer (Paperback)
This is a good holiday book. Easy to read, enjoyable and ultimately very satisfying. This is light entertainment in book form.
The characters are straight forward, which is not a bad thing as it suits the style of the book, yet interesting enough to make you care what happens too them. The relationship between Dan (the main protagonist) and his cat Pete is particularly charming (a shame there wasn't more interaction between these two in the book). The story is also of the basic time travelling fare but with just enough twists and challenges to keep you reading.
The weakness of this book is the way in which the author gets bogged down in the technical aspect of Dan's inventions or the contractional issues and patent rights of his business with his partners. These take up quite a large portion of the book and can give one the feeling that they are reading an instruction manual or a law book! This is unfortunate as the rest of the book really is a very good read (although, and this might be just me, but Dan's feelings for his friends young daughter do seem a little 'strange').
So sit back, relax and enjoy this sweet story (just skip the technical gobbledy gook!).