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5.0 out of 5 stars Where will you be in 21 years?, 28 Mar 2011
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This review is from: FlashForward (Paperback)
First things first: this is not the TV show. How they got away with saying that it was based on this, I really do not know. For starters, the world flashes 21 years into the future, not six months. Secondly, it revolves around a bunch of physicists working at CERN in Switzerland. Pretty much the only thing that remains is the name of one of the characters.

The novel is unique and interesting. The characters are all too human, complete with assorted neuroses and obsessions. The pace is relatively swift. It will get you thinking about free-will and the whole multiple universe theory versus determinism. It even has an oddly silly Austin-Powers style slow-motion race around the Large Hadron Collider track.

The ending is... well, weird. But overall, it's an excellent story. For a book that tends to dwell on complex science, it's a surprisingly light & easy read.
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