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A Catch in Time

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In one moment a global blackout occurs, and six billion humans become unconscious. During a brief yet seemingly eternal three-minute sequence, a series of catastrophic events occurs, and minds collide with truths hidden beyond the physical realm. With the reawakening comes a drastically and horrifically altered worldpopulations decimated and social order gutted. No one see

Paperback, 551 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Medallion Press (first published 2010)
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Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: A Catch in Time: Flash Forward mixed with The Stand

The Setup:

-Note-: If you don't like even tiny spoilers, stop reading at conclusion 1.

It's a normal day and everyone is going about their daily live when suddenly everyone on the planet blacks out for a few seconds. Some didn't experience anything at all, or they don't remember, while others experienced a great truth. When everyone comes to, the world has changed. Many people simply vanished, didn't wake up or were killed in various accid
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Meh. What can I say? Having read more books from every genre than I could possibly review, this one does not stand out among them.
If I were a publisher, I would call it a survivor of the slush pile that happened to survive being tossed aside. Why did it survive? Maybe because it is littered with new-agey premises that currently permeate every social mefia site? Or perhaps it spoke to the publisher's sense of comfort of belief that everything is connected and true evil is another life form that l
Christopher  Nelson
Mar 25, 2012 rated it liked it
I wanted to give a much higher rating based on the milieu. Ms. Roddy does an excellent job of rendering a freaky post-apocalyptic setting, especially in terms of the social structures involved. The plot itself was intriguing, but I felt the characterizations fell a bit flat at times, with some of the dialogue forced and unrealistic in places. One peculiarity that really stood out was something I have never encountered in literature before. Ms. Roddy has created a new visual technique for conveyi ...more
Haley Mathiot
Mar 18, 2010 rated it liked it
The thing about a book is that it has to draw you in, then hook you, and make you want to read it. A Catch in Time was the kind that scared you into reading further, twisted your mind, and made you avoid it. Would it make sense to say that for this reason it was both good and bad?

Every time I opened this book, I had trouble putting it down. I liked it a lot--except for the writing and the characters. The writing was full of fragments and, in general, mediocre. I despise the characters. Few of t
Jul 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was an intense, amazing apocalyptic book! It's in the "horror" genre, so there is blood and some intense situations, but I didn't think anything was too over the top (but it may be touchy for some people-- i.e. violence against children, etc.). The premise is that the whole world has a blackout at the same time (the only similarity to the short-lived show, Flashforward) and it deals with all of the repercussions of that. The population is severely depleted and mutations are starting to occu ...more
Stephen Huang
This book wasn't that great nor horrible. The plot was decent. It was like the apocalypse. The blackout caused the people to fear with many problems with mutation and survival. However, not everybody remembers what happen during the blackout, only a few remember what had happen. The characters in the story were just bad. They were half developed and you don't really understand them at all. Even though the characters was half-bake, the twists in the story was pretty good to make up for the half-b ...more
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
A brief but global blackout precipitates a series of events leading those experiencing it to believe that evil has spilled out in to the world. The embodiment of this malevolent force are called Shaitan among the post-blackout survivors. I liked it and it may not have been something I would normally read. Like many post event or post apocalypse books it contrasts the newly arrived dark forces with the determined hope of the survivors. It does a great job peering into the dark inhumanity inherent ...more
J.L. Feaman
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Good book and I enjoyed the story. The concepts were a little hard to wrap my brain around and I wasn't totally hooked on the book. It took me awhile to get through it. Glad I finished, interesting story.
Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any fan of horror/social order
"Six billion people will suffer unimainable horrors. Only a select few will even remember."

A new twist on the extinction/decline or the human race and survival.

Lets just say 551 pages read in a day, practically non-stop.
Don't pick this book up if you have plans.
Nov 12, 2015 rated it liked it
good book but the ending was a bit too pat..
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Suspenseful story which moved along at a good pace. Very addictive read!
Aaron Anderson
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Not horrible, but not terribly good either. It was sort of a post-apocalypse, that turned too preachy and far too hopeful. Give me despair over Pollyanna anyday!
Jun 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Pretty good sci-fi/horror post-apocalyptic fiction. Read my full review at Dreamworld Book Reviews:
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