Saturday 26 May 2018

The Traveler by Fredric Shernoff (Book Review)

Like a lot of people, I find time travel to be a fascinating concept, and I've read and seen plenty of material about it.

This is one of the better ones. It's about a guy who figures out he can travel to the past. At first, he wants to "just look", but then he gets an idea into his head that if he just made this minor tweak, or that one, he can change his life for the better.

On some level, it's quite predictable, because you just know that the things he tries to change are going to have disastrous consequences, and you might have a decent idea of what those consequences will be. But then it's really satisfying to read the specifics of all those terrible things and realise you were right. Or sometimes, it's even worse than you anticipated!

This story is well thought out, but it's not too scientific, so if you're not a fan of hard sci-fi (I'm not), don't worry: you won't get bogged down in technical details. Just accept that he can travel through time because that's the way it is.

To me, that was one of the best parts. The story doesn't get bogged down by trying to explain how things work from a technical standpoint. It just is, and the science gets out of the way so you can sit back and enjoy the story.

My Review: 4 / 5 Stars

About the Book

When your alter-ego comes out of time to hunt you.
Dan Wells is a normal guy with a dysfunctional marriage and a job he hates. Like many others, he spends much time thinking about the past and what he could have done differently. When he discovers his ability to time travel, Dan wins a chance to revisit his past and alter his life’s development. But a fatal mistake triggers a murderous chain reaction that threatens to ruin his life forever.

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