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Intriguing time travel novel
, 15 Aug. 2012
This review is from: Borrowed Time (Kindle Edition)
This is an intriguing and very thought provoking time travel novel. In an alternate 1995, fifty years after Nazi Germany has developed nuclear weapons and defeated Britain and Russia, a scientist called Tony Smith invents a time machine. He is challenged by the Authorities to go back in time and save Adolf Hitler's life before he commits suicide in the Berlin Bunker.
Things don't go quite to plan and Tony has to really think through where his loyalties lie, especially as the outcome of the Second World War is at stake and of course his own future.
'Borrowed Time' leaves you thinking about how one individual's actions can have serious consequences. The plot has plenty of twists and turns, many of which you really don't expect. The ending is very clever - but I won't say anything more about that, you'll have to read the book for yourself!
My only gripe about the book is the number of spelling and grammatical mistakes, eg 'Führer', not 'Furher', and 'Nazi's' used as a plural rather than 'Nazis'. All that's needed is a bit of proofreading. However, this does not detract from the novel's subject material, so I've still awarded five stars.
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