June 19, 2014

Time and Again by Jack Finne

Time and Again by Jack Finney is a literary masterpiece about one of my favorite subjects – time travel. It is also set in one of the best places on Earth – New York City. If either of these two subjects interest you, this is definitely a book you should read!

 Book Description
Rediscover the beloved classic, Time and Again—hailed as “THE great time-travel story” by Stephen King, now with masterfully restored original artwork and an all-new foreword by Audrey Niffenegger, New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife.

When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his twentieth-century existence and step into New York City in January 1882. Aside from his thirst for experience, he has good reason to return to the past—his friend Kate has a curious, half-burned letter dated from that year, and he wants to trace the mystery. 

But when Si begins to fall in love with a woman he meets in the past, he will be forced to choose between two worlds—forever. 

Praised as “pure New York fun” by Alice Hoffman, Time and Again is admired for its rich, painstakingly researched descriptions of life in New York City more than a century ago, and for the swift adventure at its core. With digitally remastered art, fall in love with this refreshed classic all over again.Time and Again

My Thoughts
Time and Again is a classic that with this edition, has a new forward, digitally restored art, and brings this amazing book to a whole new set of audience that may have missed it the first time around (myself included).

The main character, Si, is enlisted to try to time travel. Quite surprisingly, he manages to do it – and sends himself back to New York City in 1882. Quite different than the 20th century, yet the author is able to capture it perfectly and make it feel like you are living in this time traveling experience with him.

Time and Again melds sci-fi, adventure, romance, and intrigue into an overall excellent story that can be read again and again. It is definitely a book I recommend and if you read it too, let me know what you think of it!

* Thank you to the publisher of Time and Again, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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