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I was fairly critical of this book's grasp on the concept of time travel when it comes to the plausibility of how the author envisioned it. But later on in the book the author made a self-referential jab at himself with the very thing I had issues with: the implausibility of the fiction.
From them on, I was just enjoying the ride!
At last a time travel book that puts a fresh spin on the genre and actually make you believe the events described could possibly happen. This is probably helped by the fact that the time line is set between 1965 and 2016 and so is a period easily recognisable to most readers. In a nutshell, this is a sassy, smart, funny and extremely moving adventure filled with strong fascinating characters and a plot that never loses pace
I am slightly surprised that this is currently classified on Audible as 'Chick Lit' and I think this is a shame as it could alienate a lot of readers/listeners who would not possibly consider reading anything in this genre. I accept that love is a very strong theme within the story but I think a more appropriate genre would be Speculative Fiction (something particularly loved by one of the main characters) and perfectly describes this mixture of science fiction and philosophical musings.
Books read by their own authors are frequently unpopular but Elan Mastai is an excellent narrator and handles the roller coaster of emotions extremely well.
Now I have finished this, I wish I had a time machine that would take me back to the point when I began listening to this brilliant story but I guess that is an ambition I had better keep to myself!
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Absolutely loved this book. chose to get it after hearing it on radio2 book club and they werent exagerrating in their reviews...funny sad and utterly captivating
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