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Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
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it was amazing
Read 3 times. Last read May 25, 2014.

This book hooked me from the first pages. Way back in November, when Michael J. Sullivan first released a preview of the book, I knew it was going to be something I absolutely had to finish. I expected to be entertained, and thrilled--put on the edge of my seat, but I never expected the many moving surprises this book had in store for me.

At first glance Sullivan's book appeared to be a fun story about time travel, but as I got further into it I saw that time travel was simply a tool Sullivan was using to explore a lot about our culture in it's current state. The future Ellis Roger's encounters is at first fascinating, and drew me in to the story deeper with a desire to find out what would happen next, but I slowly became aware that the future was a mirror, which allowed Ellis Rogers to reflect on the life he'd had, as well as for the reader to perhaps see our current culture and society from a new perspective.

This book tugged on my heart strings more than once, and had me thinking about--as well as appreciating--the relationships in my own life. Hollow World is so much more than an entertaining story about time travel (though it is that, too). It's a story about people and their relationships, like many of the great stories are. I highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a story that is both thrilling and emotionally fulfilling.

Sullivan's best work thus far, in my opinion.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
Finished Reading (Kindle Edition)
August 26, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read (Kindle Edition)
August 26, 2013 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)
November 14, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
November 14, 2013 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
Started Reading
May 25, 2014 – Finished Reading
June 8, 2014 – Shelved

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