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Three Days to Never

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2006

    Three Days To Never by Tim Powers

    I was spellbound from the very first page. I¿ve never read anything quite like ¿Three Days To Never¿ by Tim Powers before. What a skillfully creative and imaginative novel. It was purely enjoyable. He goes where no one else has ventured. Just imagine a strange unfolding of spies trying to uncover the hidden secrets of Albert Einstein. There are other wonderful characters too such as Franklin Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin. A father, Frank Marrity, and his twelve-year-old daughter Daphne are completely involved to their surprise ¿ their lives become a fantastical adventure beyond anything any one could imagine. Reading this novel is like being on a magic carpet ride that gets wilder with every turn. Tim Powers writes with a passion that has peaked my interest and curiosity and I feel compelled to venture deeper into his imagination. I¿m currently looking for his other works of wonderment. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2006

    superb science fiction espionage thriller

    In 1987 Frank Marrity's grandma dies suddenly during the New Age Harmonic Convergence. The family comes to the deceased¿s home in Pasadena where Frank¿s twelve years old daughter Daphne takes a videotape to watch. The flick is a lost Chaplin classic, but it does not leave the preadolescent watching it laughing. Instead some subliminal compelling symbols awaken a dormant fire starter-kinetic skill inside of Daphne to her trepidation her new talent leads to the burning of the tape. --- Not long afterward, Frank going through his grandmother¿s documents uncovers a shocking find that she was Albert Einstein's illegitimate daughter. Though he tries to keep this quiet until he can figure out what this means, two dangerous groups learn of his connection to the late great scientist. The Kabbalah cell of the Mossad and a Gnostic sect want Frank, Daphne and the documents both sides will do whatever to take what they covet as each believes that Einstein discovered a weapon more powerful than the atom bomb, but so fearful of its potential pandemic devastation, he refused to give this weapon of ultra mass destruction to even President Roosevelt. --- THREE DAYS TO NEVER is a superb science fiction espionage thriller that proves that Tim Powers (apropos name for this novel) writes tales faster than the speed of light. The action-packed story line is fast-paced yet never loses focus of the two Einstein offspring being in jeopardy with no one but themselves to trust. Readers will root for the precocious Daphne and her dad to defeat their adversaries, but the odds are overwhelming as the enemy comes from two sides and each moment a new one seems to arise. If relativity is genuine, this one sitting tale will receive several award nominations as one of the year¿s best thrillers. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

    Good idea that could have been clearer

    This book could have used a good prolouge like at the begining of Star Wars movies to bring the reader up to speed about the world this story is being told in, because it's so different starting out that I was confused until I was already past one story line/concept and on to the next. I liked the idea and it was well written, so I'm sure I'll try another of his books. And if you like sci-fi/paranormal you should give it go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    1st and last

    Since I live near Princeton and have an interest in Einstein, I thought the story line would be a nice back drop and an interesting read. I gave it a 120 pages and finally said No Mas! It just dragged and dragged and dragged ... Mr. Powers has seen the last of me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    thank goodness it's over

    looking at the cover and reading the back got me interested in this book that level of interest however was not sustained once i began reading the book, however. i assumed that after the first 100 pages, things would pick up -- really no acceleration here except in the last 10 pages or so. character development was pretty weak and the story line itself was a good one in theory but never really materialized in terms fulfilling the idea. if i had to describe a feeling i had while reading this book -- it would be relief in coming to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2006

    Three Days to Never

    Poor Character Development, Poor Story, Never really goes anywhere and you sort of have to fill in your own stuff because Powers just seems to like to leave gaps all over the place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    Three Days to Never

    This book seemed to have a lot of promise in the story but just never really got going. I kind of had to make up stuff for myself because I think a lot was left out in some descriptions and way too much in others. Takes about 200 pages for things to actually start happening and the only reason I finished is becasue I payed the hardcover price for it. Most of the characters or not develpoed well enough at all. Just not put together nicely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2006

    New fantasy thriller fan here!!!

    Einstein's scary 'other invention', fifth dimension visits by our other selves, and possibly changing history are all part of this great new fantasy mystery thriller THREE DAYS TO NEVER by Tim Powers. Not being much of a 'fantasy' reader myself, I had some misgivings when I started this book. I am now a BELIEVER!! Bits and pieces of reality possible truths real times, places and people and characters that engaged me from the very beginning drew me into this story immediately. Even the explanations of what was happening began to sound eerily probably. Then the quandary, sometimes I did not know whether to root for the original character, or for the other time dimension 'same' characters!! This book reaches the intellect, the emotions, and thriller instinct in us all!!

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