Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review: Time Cursor

Book description:

John Augur is getting married tomorrow.  While at his bachelor party, his evening is interrupted by a visitor from thirty years in the future.  John is stunned to discoverer that the visitor is him - thirty years older,  The older John, know as Jack, has come back to stop the wedding because it is destined to be a disaster.

Within minutes of their meeting, while taking a walk, they cross the street, causing a motorcycle to crash - killing the rider.  They soon find out that the dead man is to be the inventor who was to create the time machine which sent Jack back in time.

What happens next is a roller-coaster ride of suspense, action and intrigue as the two try to undo the damage they've done and get the world back on track.

Jenny's review:

John Augur is at his bachelor party when a man appears and proceeds to tell him that he should cancel the wedding, the one that is scheduled for tomorrow. John thinks this man is crazy until the man explains that he is him, and has come back from the future to warn him against marrying Gail, who turns crazy and does awful things to him later in their marriage. For John and Jack (the John from the future), one thing leads to another and as they are headed to the hotel to take John’s very wasted friend back when they cause an accident that kills a motorcyclist. This man turns out to be none other than Cal, the man who later in life with create the time machine that sent Jack back.  John and Jack then are set in motion to try to come up with a plan to make sure the accident never happens.  They are also trying to change the future that Jack knows is coming with Gail. But as things begin to spiral out of control they find that some things cannot be changed, no matter how hard you try.  And they feel that something is always  trying to stop their progress. Can they find a way to make the future they desire without forever harming everyone in their path?

This is definitely not a type of book that I would ever read on my own. I am not usually the science fiction type, but this book really is a great one. I felt that it was well thought out and had many twists that made it suspenseful. It was interesting trying to follow the characters and what they thought would help to make sure that the time machine was created so that Jack was not stuck in the past.  I also thought the added bonus of things they were trying to prevent actually happening was good too.  Then the author added in some aliens, and well you know when there are aliens things get even trickier.  I also liked this book because it is based in Tucson, where I live, so it was fun to read because I knew the landmarks and could really picture in my head where the characters were.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good puzzle to solve. 
*Reviewed by Jenny for Bite Club.
*I purchased this book at a local signing.

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