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David LevithanBoth Jack Finney and Kurt Vonnegut are name-checked here, and if you can imagine them having a baby, it will give you the general idea.…To Smith's credit…he sews a few threads of the sublime through the wilder farce. Were the focus only on politics, this would be little more than a skit that runs on too long. But in addition to all the Bush bash and Cheney chicanery, John is given a much more personal goal as he travels back in time: to prevent the early, alcoholic death of his father and the even earlier suicide of his beloved sister. When the world of the book is reduced to the shape of a family, Smith's writing truly hits home.
—The Washington Post