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Posted April 22, 2013
Not for me
This book was a disappointment to me. It had an interesting premise, and could have been a pleasure. But the story exchanged some of what could have been useful character motivations for whst seemed like utterly gratuitist violence. The graphic nature of the violence and thoroughly evil unredemptiveness of some of the characters was overly simplistic and unneccessary. You simply had to hate the "villains" because there were no redeeming qualities in them, there was no inner struggle by which you could identify with them. It produced a sickening pall over the entire book. People were lumped into two categories: good (should live), and evil (should die). Completely unrealistic. And the mumbo-jumbo about life-forces and energy was the stupidest thing I've ever been forced to swallow for the sake of a story. Then trying to tie the ridiculous theory into physics and m-theory, well that was just an insult to science and anyone with any education or knowledge at all. I feel like reading this book was two days of my life I'll never get back. Wasted. And I felt sullied and dirtied for having wallowed in it's filth. Definitely won't ever recommend it to anyone. I love sci-fi, and dystopian fiction, but this was TRASH.
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Posted July 5, 2012
Posted April 5, 2010
Must have book for thought provoking entertainment!
Great read! It's been a long time since I've read something so original.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Real, well-rounded characters, good, hard-core reasoning tying a
complicated plot, fast-paced, and with a fully satisfying ending. Can't
wait to read Roddy's next novel!
Posted March 2, 2010
A mysterious force leaves people unconscious for three minutes. When they awaken, they remember nothing about what went on during that time and the global population was decimated. The only person to recall what occurred was Laura who saw an energy dimension and a community of Shadows on the other side of the "barrier". They are the creators for every life form on the planet and responsible for the evolutionary leaps from amoebas to humans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A second wave causes massive headaches as a dark energy bombarded the world, which made people evil. They become Shaitan and since the energy well is closed, all newborns are filled with dark eyes marking them as the evil Shairan. Older children and adults that were turned by dark energy are recognizable by their darkened eyes. Years later Laura's daughter Lily is kidnapped by her Shaitan father. Laura and her family mount a rescue and while they are doing this they want to find a way to open the energy barrier so the souls can come in and the dark will leave so that the balance will be restored.
Readers who enjoyed THE STAND will want to read A Catch in Time. Although bizarre religions emerge after the energy waves strike, this is not a religious thriller as the heroine sees through the false prophets. No one believes what she claims she saw during the unconscious state, but she insists the devolution of humanity is happening with dark energy entering people especially babies. Although not fully explained why the waves started, Dalia Roddy provides an intriguing thriller.
Posted June 12, 2013
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