- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1335 KB
- Print Length: 305 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (16 Jun. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0711ZW6XF
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #404,511 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The developing friendship between the main characters is well handled. For those who like technical details, the how and why, there was little explanation, but it didn’t matter, the plot works without it. And the promise of a sequel to tie up the loose ends is good news; I for one want to know what happens next.
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The author focuses heavily on the largely platonic relationship between Milt and Pinky, who are friends through university employment but eventually become lovers, although their romance at the end is through courtship and intimate discussions, making this a very clean read and a pleasant way to explore how a man and a woman can be friends and soulmates. However, the fact that Milt was several years older than Pinky bothered me a bit, especially since men in general don't outlast women of the same age in life span.
At the outset, the story focuses on the couple arriving fifty years into the future in 2047 (interesting the author chose to base the launch year as being 1997, not 2017) to find new societal changes. These new discoveries are more comments on social mores and behaviours rather than what authors of time travel typically lavish attention upon, such as technological advances or the latest gadgets. These observations are interesting, but for me, not gripping.
Later my interest in the book perked up when Milt and Pinky appear to be interfering with events that are supposed to occur in the future, although they do so accidentally. These also involve possibly learning about descendants of theirs not yet born. However there are lulls again as they go back to time travelling and meeting strangers and discussing the trends of today’s time, whenever that might be in the future they’re in.
The highlight of the book for me was when Milt hires a private detective for reasons I won’t disclose at this time since I don’t want to give too much away, but this occurs near the end of the book so the plot didn’t build sufficiently thick for me. Milt wants to find out things about his present, back in 1997, that he found out from time travelling in 2047. This way he sort of extrapolates backwards into time to find out things about his present that he normally wouldn’t know or recognize.
All in all there are interesting causes and effects that if more tightly connected, sequential, (not in terms of straight chronological time, but in terms of pacing in the book, closer together in the plot so the reader feels he’s making progress when reading) and heart-pounding, I might have really enjoyed this book, along with the nicely filled backdrop of Milt and Pinky’s burgeoning friendship that is much more than what it seems. There might be too much touring and observation in this book and not enough consequence, build-up, and climaxing.
Love this book!
Not my usual read but I'm so glad I picked it up.
I'm going to admit that 'time travel' and all things related to it normally confuses me slightly and I end up giving up the read but I truly enjoyed going on this journey with Tabatha and Milt and experiencing all the troubles that may entail.
I couldn't stop asking question throughout like, "how do they get onto the subject of time travel?" "what device is used?" "does anything go wrong?" "If so, what?".
My highest praise to Pamela Canepa, who just wrote this book in such a captivating way that the reader will not want to put it down until the very last page and even then the reader will be dying to reach for more. The more you read the more you just need to find out what is happening and WHAT DO THEY DISCOVER about their future selves. Pamela describes certain scenes/places that the reader is just thrown to the world being portrayed.
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