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Future Imperfect

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    pretty decent

    I won an Advanced Uncorrected Copy of this. I will ignore those grammatical errors which I saw, which weren't too many, and reserve judgement. :) (I'm sure the copy editor will catch them before release)

    So, on with the review.

    Written for the young adult audience, the language used was quite unique to me. I've never really read a book that went directly into the head of the person and pretty much read like he spoke. For me, this was an interesting experience. I am one who tries to write proper. It was instilled in me through my career at school and one thing I have a hard time breaking away from. So, to read this as if someone were talking to me directly, telling the story in his own voice, was different for me. However, I did find it quite easy and quick to read. It was like I had sat down with Ade and he told me his story.

    The story itself was also interesting, taking a new twist on addiction and learning to live "clean". It did seem to have all the basic elements of the addiction and clean up process, at least that I could see. I've never experienced it myself, but I was totally into the whole story wanting to help Ade and his quest to clean up his life. Or, at least, it was an interesting ride through his trials of learning to live in the here and now, and not some distant future.

    I think this would be a good book for the early adult audience as it does incorporate the addiction aspect as well as some sexual situations and adult words. However, it was quite tactfully done with much left to the imagination, rather than the "in your face" visuals.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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    This is an intriguing thriller with a strong look at self inflicted abuse

    Whenever seventeen years old Ade Patience is knocked out, he sees the future. He becomes addicted to his skill as he does all sorts of stunts to land unconscious. His family is concerned though his mother believes her son is part of the coming Rapture. His friends are increasingly distant as they are uncomfortable with his visions.

    Two years ago Ade first saw the girl he loves Vauxhall, but has finally met her in person. However, Vauxhall conceals a secret from Ade as she sees things from her sex partners' past during intimacy. Like her new beau, she is addicted to her power. Finally Ade must deal with her boyfriend Jimi who he has seen what becomes of his rival.

    This is an intriguing thriller with a strong look at self inflicted abuse. Ade and Vauxhall are odd but fascinating characters as their relationship is as far from the norm as an outlier can be. Although Ade's constant concussing behavior should have caused much more long term physical damage (as quarterbacks and boxers know) and consequently led to a strait jacket by family and school intervening, readers will enjoy his banging his head against solid objects and Vauxhall.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

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    Alright, I'll go straight into it and say this is just like The Butterfly effect but even more messed up. Ade knocks himself unconscious just to see the future. He see's the girl who he is suppose to fall in love with and waits for her. Vauxhall also has ad addiction of her own and see some really bad things. Ade must figure out who the mysterious stranger he see's in his future before its too late.

    I did not like this book as much as I wanted to. For me, everything in it was too much. Too mess up. I kept shaking my head and wondering, What the ??? I mean, some things made sense but it took a lot of paying attention in order to see the whole picture come together. I felt like Ade really needed some help, like mentally. Poor kid was busting up his head left and right. And Vauxhall? Don't get me started on her. She was just as messed up as Ade was.

    I did see the clearer picture a little more than half-way through the book. It took a while for the reader to gather all the information that was floating around. Some of it was not needed. Although I have to admit what Jimmy did was pretty clever.

    There was lots of sex and drinking. And if you ask me, their love is messed up.

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