Out of Time is passionate, violent, and serves as a paradigm for our world and its present troubles.
© and (P) Fantom Films
I'm trying to wean myself and learn to function without earbuds for more than ten minutes at a time. It hasn't been easy. I lose balance...
I love a time travel or alternate reality tale and this one is good.. it's a little simplified but the premise is solid and the characters very human. I wouldn't classify it as a new modern classic, but as an interesting way to pass some time travelling it works.
Taken the underlying story line about the children the towns people and dropped all the undying love that added nothing.
All the characters sounded the same.
All the over the top undying love between two people who had just met.
I tend not to write reviews of books. I have read so many that are good to great. I felt the need to review this one as it was extremely hard to get through the 5 plus hours.
What the author has going for them is a very good story idea. But that's it. One gets the feeling that about 3 or 4 books are being told in one, with never enough time or thought spent to capture the reader's attention and get them to "invest" in the characters, setting/world, or plot. They are not believable because we are never allowed to get to know them. Passive voice is used almost exclusively, always being told what happened and why, instead of shown. I almost always finish books, even if I am not really enjoying them. However, I quit this one about half-way through with no curiosity as to what was going to happen, and my only regret that I'd wasted my time with it that long.
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