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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
posted by readtolive_livetoread on September 24, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Not bad, but the TV show is better
While the book centered on scientists and explained the scientific cause of the flashforward, I prefer the FBI agents on the show not knowing the cause. I have to admit that all of the scientific explanations bogged the story down and I skimmed over those pages.
Gave this a 3 out of 5 rating as it's a great premise and I enjoyed it, but it was a little on the dry side and I could have done without all of the science. Not a must read, but just okay.
posted by alexia561 on November 6, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 3, 2010
I expected better
I picked up the book after watching one episode of the ABC TV Show. From my experience, books are often much better than their TV/Movie remake. Unfortunately, this was not the case with this book. The character development and story line was sluggish and at times stale. I was so disappointed with the ending (or lack there of) that I literally threw the book across the room.
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 11, 2009
Interesting Premise. Disappointing Delivery
I picked up this book because I thought it would be interesting to read at the beginning of the new ABC television series of the same name. Never thought I'd say this, but the series is infinitely better than this book.
What the book has going for it is a very interesting premise, that of an entire world blacking out and "flash-forwarding" 20-some years into the future. After this premise, though, it reads horribly -- characters are two-dimensional, repetitive, boring, listless. The plot plods. Characters react in ways that one can't justify in any reality -- sci fi or otherwise -- and it seems more that the author is forcing character to do things to force the plot into a forward motion. Very heavy handed.
This, of course, causes unrealistic dialogue and many instances where I simply slap my forehead at the obtuseness of the characters in front of me.
This is my first Robert Sawyer novel. Perhaps it's not the best one of his to pick up. I'm not looking forward to pick up another on.
1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 6, 2010
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