Top positive review
Great read. Should be a film
on 13 February 2014
Written in the first person, present tense, the style is fluent and confident. Think Elmore Leonard. It starts like any cops-and-bad guys story and cracks along at breakneck pace. Then, insidiously, slowly, before you are aware of it, the story elides into something quite disorientating; a more psychological thriller, Science Fiction. You’ve had the feeling that there’s something not quite right but don’t know what it is. This is handled with great skill as he toys with the reader’s concepts of reality. Or is it schizophrenia? No, it’s parallel universes, time as a simultaneous event not a continuum. This is a little difficult to get your head around but Waller handles it skillfully and you can simply take it in and enjoy the ride. OK, the writer has made no secret of the fact that this story involves time travel and alternative futures. The Einstein Relativity stuff seems plausible and I’m intrigued by the whole concept.
I have to mention that in the version I downloaded (7 Feb 2014) there were a large number of punctuation, typographical and grammatical errors, so it needs a professional copy edit. The author says he is addressing this issue right now so, hopefully, future downloads will be perfect but give it a month or so to be sure.
Nevertheless, overall this is a fine novel, well-written, original and thought-provoking. I’m surprised this hasn’t been picked up by a publisher or agent and it would make a good film.