Weighing Shadows by Lisa Goldstein

Time travel! Visit exotic places!Weighing Shadows.jpg

 

Ann Decker has no family, no close friends, no ties holding her to her own time & place. She’s the perfect candidate for a time-travel corporation (how cool is that idea) who needs more travelers.

 

check-markThe Good:

  • Visiting Crete and watching a bull dance.
  • Realizing you don’t have to make major changes – just move a lamp to the other side of the room and the ripples will spread
  • What you know, isn’t so.

 

The Bad:x-mark

  • People die. You can’t (always) bring them back to an earlier time.
  • There’s an impossible thing that happens in the book, which is impossible by the stories physics. It is explained much later, after I already decided the book is not internally consistent.
  • The Author Message comes through with such a heavy hand that it spoiled the story-line.

 

The Double Take:surprise

  • Meeting a fellow time traveler, then meeting them again when they hadn’t met you yet (My brain twisted into a pretzel)
  • The Time Travelers have a new vocabulary for here-now and there-then.
  • The Travel Corp is not entirely altruistic. Oh, I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t.
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