Wednesday, 3 May 2017

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Posted by Lesley Sackett Winfield

I really enjoyed this book! The author did an amazing job at writing a time travel story from a completely different perspective. The science was new and interesting as well as believable. I loved how the author broke the fourth wall over and over. The chapters are super short, and while the main character is a bit melancholy, I really enjoyed his journey. Just when I thought things were going to be wrapped up in a nice bow, there was another twist with a new piece of learning. I liked everything about this book from setting to plot to character!

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn't necessary.

Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.