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Too much science, not enough fiction.,
This review is from: FlashForward (Paperback)
This is a real rarity, a book that is not as good as the TV series which was based upon it. In fairness, the TV show just took the basic idea and the name and otherwise bore little or no relation to the book, which is probably why it was better.
Anyway, a great idea with loads of intriguing possibilities and any number of possible outcomes, but somehow it just never got off the ground. I never got to care about any of the characters and, when the whole story hinges around their possible destinies, it makes the book a bit of a grind if you just don't care whether they live or die.
I still don't know what the fuss is about the Higgs Boson particle and I think the book got bogged down in the science to the detriment of the story.
All in all, I'm glad I read the book but it will never be an old friend that I take down from the shelf to re-read on a regular basis. In fact, I doubt that I shall ever read it again.