The Trouble with Time
It's 2045. Jace Carnady works for the Time Police, dedicated to the prevention of timecrime. Life is good; he loves his girlfriend and enjoys his work. But when the team gets wind of a rogue time machine and fails to find it, Jace suspects one of his colleagues may be involved, and his life begins to unravel . . .
In 2015, Floss Dryden is snatched from her own time and take...more
This was great from start to finish. Excellent character development and there are plenty of interesting characters including a German Shepard. There are a few jumps that will keep you on your toes. This was a really nice easy read and that finished faster then I hoped. I'm really looking forward to the next book.
The basic premise is a brilliantly inverted grandfather paradox. This is where the grandchild goes back in time, kills his grandfather and...blah blah, you know it already. The paradox arises because there’s a question over which history occurred (which affects whether the grandchild exists or not).
In "The Trouble with Time" the question comes from the other side – from the viewpoint of the past, ...more
Premièrement, j'étais rendue presqu'à la moitié du livre quand l'histoire revient en arrière et recommence. Un tronc commun, mais à un point critique les évènements diffèrent et change complètement la première histoire.
Je m'étais attaché à cette histoire, ces personnages et là, bang, changement de cap. J'ai failli arrêter de lire.
J'ai continuer, et comme je tournais la page pour lire le prochain chapitre. Je me suis rendu compte que j'étais rendu à la fi ...more
'It’s hard to arrest a man who owns a time travel device; if he sees you coming he can press a couple of buttons and be sometime else.'
Now that's an enticing beginning of a book, sure ensnared me promptly.
Rather a brilliant time travel tale. No paradoxes, just subtle shifts in the timeline brought on by the actions of the time traveller(s). Cleverly done, deftly woven
Solid, likeable characters, and an antagonist that's so very easy to loathe. . ...more
My point is that you don't have to use the whole book to prove it. I felt the "travelling" expanded at the expense of the story line ,however ,using one scenario about 3/4 times(rescue of Jace) was very clever and def filled up the word count. Read through in about 5 hours so not worth £3.35
This was a really good story except after jason appeared to have died ,it was not really clarified , then Quinn seemed to appear alive and well out of no where . I had to keep going back to see if I missed something . I didn't . I think . Other then that I will be reading next book now . If that happens again I will cry , and stop reading a would be great story
Actually I really like Jace Carnady a ...more
A big issue with anthropomorphic time travel, is that there can never be a story, since, as Lexi put it in t ...more
Truthfully, I am not the biggest fan of time travel stories. i feel they quite often use time travel to be sloppy in the details of the plo ...more
In 2015, Floss Dryden is snatched from her own time and taken to the future – but will this really prevent the extinction of humanity?"
I enjoyed the concept of the time travel. It was ...more
The plot is decent but the style of writing feels stilted.
I liked the story enough to finish this book but I doubt I will read more in the series.
I enjoy reading intelligent, pacey books with humour, and that's what I try to write. I believe it's a crime to bore the reader.
My day job (using my real name, Lexi Dick) is designing and making jewellery and silver; I've made pieces for Lady Thatcher, ...more