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Timely Persuasion

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
What did Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and my sister have in common? They were all my friends, and they died. Timely Persuasion follows an anonymous music critic on a quest to save his sister from the relationship that ended her life. After a chance encounter at a bowling alley leaves him with the ability to travel in time, our hero uses his musical knowledge to "blink" throu ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published February 23rd 2008 by Towform (first published 2008)
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Darusha Wehm
Jun 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
If Nick Hornby wrote The Time Traveler's Wife, it would look a lot like this book. I dug all the music references and the way time travel is depicted here is novel and as believable as it gets.

A fun read.
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Nathan J.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I came across "Timely Persuasion" after reading some reviews of the movie "Yesterday". This book starts out as a fun time travel adventure story, but it so much more than that. The author shows a deep love and respect for the history of music and decoding all the references adds a lot of depth and enjoyment to the story. I particularly enjoyed the love story that develops through backstory and exposition. There are a lot of great things to say about this book, but suffice to say, "Local Boy done ...more
Bryan
Jun 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
THIS BOOK IS AWFUL!!!!


My Timely Persuasion Spotify Playlist


Prologue ( I envision west side story I don't know why)
1) one Metallica
Maggie May rod Stewart
The gambler Kenny Rogers
2) Two of us the Beatles
I want a new drug Huey Lewis and the news
The needle and the damage done Neil young
3) gimmee three steps lynyrd skynyrd
Truckin grateful dead
4) hours in Washington
Down along the cove bob Dylan
Ironic alanis morissette
5) five seconds to hold you devics
Smash offspring ALBUM
rusty rodan ALBUM
Li
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Timmy_the_rube
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
[Full Disclosure: I know the author of this book. We went to high school together, and played something like 100+ holes of golf a week in the summer of 1991.]

Ten word summary: Time-travel novel, in which a serious personal mistake is corrected.

I think the great strength of this novel is the whole giddy propulsive energy of it. There's a sort of palpable sense of delight in the sections where the rules of time travel are being figured out by a protagonist who a) seems to need that kind of challen
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Beth
Oct 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book and story but too confusing sometimes. But then again, what time travel story isn't confusing to follow?
Emily
Mar 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I just ordered the paperback version of this book, although you can also read it for free on the website. I had the privilege to read an early version of the book several years ago and I'm so excited to read the final product. Kudos to my lifelong friend Jacob for having a great idea and seeing to completion. Hope you enjoy it :)

LOVED IT! While I missed the Red Sox references made in the earlier draft, I really enjoyed reading the published edition. I definitely saw Jacob and our childhood frie
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John Herbert
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
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As a Time Travel story enthusiast I must say this book left me more than a little frustrated. That the whole book was based on the small matter of a man trying to stop his sister marrying someone because she ends up committing suicide, seemed a pretty meagre premise to base a book upon.

Not only that - when the guy time travels he eventually meets other versions of himself and between them they end up discussing the why's and wherefore's if one of them does this or the other one does that. Frankl
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