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Time Zone
     

Time Zone

3.1 28
by Tom Lichtenberg
 

This is not your father’s time travel. There’s no machine, no dial. There’s no telling where or when you’ll go. The only thing that can change is you. It will make you what it needs to make you. And if you come back, it won’t be the same you. You’re messing with the nature of things, and the nature of things does not like to be

Overview

This is not your father’s time travel. There’s no machine, no dial. There’s no telling where or when you’ll go. The only thing that can change is you. It will make you what it needs to make you. And if you come back, it won’t be the same you. You’re messing with the nature of things, and the nature of things does not like to be messed with. Welcome to a riddle of change and addiction.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000790960
Publisher:
Tom Lichtenberg
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
174,129
File size:
260 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I've written a lot of stories, and one thing I've learned is that stories have a life. They want to be read, and they're brought to life by readers. Readers give them meaning, give them substance and fulfill their destinies. Stories aren't picky about who reads them. They welcome everyone. Money means nothing to them - they don't care how much the reader paid and they equally don't care how much the author made. Stories want to live and they want to be a part of your life. I often think of them as like paper boats you place upon a stream. You never know where they'll end up! "Author of curiously engaging novellas. His stories are not driven by action but by mood and metaphysics. His premises often begin with fairly standard, often vaguely science-fiction concepts, but he spins those concepts out into melancholy, thoughtful tales in which he explores the emotion and (often) dislocation that people feel when confronted by something outside their normal experience." - Devon Kappa

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Time Zone 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The idea is intriguing. In the hands of an experienced author, it might blossom into something complex and fascinating. Unfortunately, in the hands of this author, the idea does not have a chance to grow because the writing is substandard. Grammatical rules and notation are brutalized to ill effect. The author's disdain for quotation marks is a notable example. Worse, the fundamentals of storycraft -- characterization, time and place, pace, narrative logic -- are barely recognizable, where they exist at all. The reader is not given a chance to connect with the characters or empathize with their plight before the author launches into exposition about his theory of time travel. Stories flounder and sink when the reader does not care about the characters. If this story was a boat, it wouldn' t even make it out of the harbor. I think the author would benefit from studying storycraft and practicing with simpler ideas. Once he has mastered the craft,he can return to his idea for this story and compose a stronger novel that people actually want to read and recommend to others. Hopefully, he'll do so before a more skilled author steals takes his idea and develops it into something brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Take my rating for what it is worth, but I am 5 pages in and I can't keep reading. I am so lost. I think I can see kind of what the author was aiming at, but it just doesn't come across. First, and this is my pet peeve, the formatting is horrible. There are no "quoted" conversations, just thoughts of what other people said verbatim. I understand the main character is talking about time travel, and thinking about conversations and occurrences that occurred in other times, but it is not coming across well. Sentences run and run and don't seem to go anywhere. Add to that the repetition that Time is the enemy and I just can't take it anymore. Maybe I will come back to it another time and see it all the vague inferences go somewhere and connect further in the book, but not right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Odd but good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shoud i get it?all the reviews are bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one of his best. It took me a while to get into the tale -- a little confusing at first. Then when things were just starting to get interesting, the story ended abruptly. Left me scratching my head wondering if I missed something.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really tried getting through this book but, just couldn't. Just as I'd start to get interested again, he'd start to on and on about nothing. I finally gave up.
easyreader50SV More than 1 year ago
Despite the lack of quotation marks and the unfixed viewpoint, this is a fast-paced story about time travel and some of the dangers that it entails. Each chapter is almost a short story which feeds into the storyline. Certainly a different type of read from what I am used to. After getting lost briefly, I picked up the thread and was able to follow along. Interesting concept; intriguing enough that I look forward to the challenge of his other ebooks.
ba5080 More than 1 year ago
No wonder they gave this book away for free! It is probably the worst book that I have ever read. I really tried to stick with it under the assumption that it would get better and eventually make sense. All it really did was make me feel like I may have taken the same dose of acid that the author took while writing it!
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Arizona time
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Mountain Time
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Eatern time zone
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EASTERN TIME ZONE
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EASTERN
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Waste of my valuable time
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