Time-Travel Fiction

There wasn’t much reading happening while I was finishing the quilt, but I’m back to it.

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a good read after a slow beginning. The premise is really fun, producing some entertaining moments as well as angst in the time travel. It is also fun to have the father be a sci-fi writer who writes about time travel comments about good and bad time travel in a time-travel novel.

The description of Alice’s ordinary, moderately satisfying, something-missing life was vivid, but seemed to go on too long. After that, once the time travel began, the pacing was better, the page-turner quality entered. Several condensed scenes were well placed. Alice’s self understanding that developed over the whole was worth thinking about, as were her understandings of aging. The ending might not have pleased me in most novels, but it was fitting for this one.

Three characters were especially well developed: Alice, Sam, and Leonard, Alice’s father. I will read more by this author.

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