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Time After Time (Alex Balfour #1)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published October 1985 by Carroll & Graf
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Time Travel back to the Russian Revolution to save the Tsar and his family. Interesting premise, great evoking of the Revolutionary period, and then it fizzled out. Sigh. It was fabulous until about 80 pages from the end.
Oh well.
I found this book to be quite enjoyable. I admit that for the first few pages I was unsure, because I did not know if I wanted to read about the Russian revolution; for that reason (i.e., the time period involved), some people might not find the book to be of interest.
Pro: 1) I think the characterization was very good. 2) The story was compelling (I am definitely going to read the next book in the series).
Con: 1) The mechanism of time travel is not my favorite; I prefer a machine where there i
Time travel. The Russian Revolution. Romance, both in the past and present. Good stuff.
Sarah Sammis
I don't remember this book at all.
I loved this book! I'm not one who typically reads time-travel related books, but the back description intrigued me, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was about this man who was a history professor focused on Russian History. He kept experiencing these very detailed dreams immediately following severe headaches. In fact, these dreams were so detailed, he'd sometimes wake up with grass on his sock from what he had dreamed. He later realizes that he's actually traveling back in time. What he stil ...more
Sep 05, 2008 Rick rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone, including Hannah.
This is the first book in a series of four (so far) novels by Maryland based author Allen Appel. The story centers around a history professor with a genetic predisposition to travel backwards in time. Appel's blending of historical fact with his brand of suspenseful fiction works well, and the result is a very entertaining story. Additionally, since reading his work, I've begun a correspondence with the author that has been ongoing for the past several years, and he turns out to be a very decent ...more
Another time travel book, which I love. This one takes you into the violent world of early 1900's Russia and the Romanov family. Fascinating perspective into a turbulent time in Russian history touching upon what "really" happened between the whites, the reds, the Bolsheviks and the Tsar's family while exploring the complicated relationship between a father and son. Entertaining read.
I read this book about 11 year ago and I really liked it back then. It has stuck with me over the years and I wanted to read it again for a long time but couldn't remember the name of the book or author. Now that I finally found it I am sooo excited to read it again and find out what what interested me so much back then.
Nick Hodges
Mixes two of my favorite genres -- Historical fiction and time travel (which is a common mix, I suppose). Intriguing with some good plot twists. You learn quite a bit about the Russian Revolution along the way. Recommended.
Dana Stabenow
Reminded me a little of Jack Finney's Time and Again.
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