School magazine story with no characterisation, minimal plot, but some nice ideas. I read this book for a book club…which is the only reason I finished it. Difficult to understand why it gets good ratings. There are one or two nice ideas about time travel – not all original – meeting up with yourself, others etc. But the “diverse characters” mentioned in other reviews are all similar. They speak the same way, seem to think the same way – and with the book jumping about in time, it’s often difficult to remember exactly which character we are following at the moment. Pretty…
Excellent Debut Novel I was sent a sample of this book by the publishers, which I read and was captivated, so I purchased the full version.As a fellow time traveller, the title and concept fascinated me.H G Wells has a lot to answer for by inventing the concept of a machine that can transport a human body forwards and backwards through time, allowing the traveller to interact with different ages. This concept is obviously nonsense, as, pointed out in Kateâs book, itâs entirely feasible to…
Boring and confused. Oh dear. Hugely overrated book that starts well, but after 14% I was just so bored I couldn’t read anymore. It’s as if the author couldn’t decide on a sci fi thriller, murder mystery or family drama. The result is none of the above, and it all seems a bit of a mess.
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