All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
What’s it about?
Tom Barren is living in 2016- but this 2016 is different. It is a time when all the technological dreams of the 1950’s have come true and left the world in a utopian state. Life is ideal- so why is Tom so miserable? Heartbroken and alone, he uses a time machine and travels back to 1965 and accidentally alters the world. Can he fix it?
What did it make me think about?
Well, isn’t the idea of parallel universes always interesting? Unexpected consequences are also explored in these pages. This book just makes you think about possibilities….
Should I read it?
What is not to like about a book with a writer who talks directly to his readers, travels through time, and maybe can change the world? This one was just a hoot. It might have gotten a little long towards the end- but I still thought it was an awfully good book.
“She’s particularly taken by a French philosopher named Paul Virilio, who writes about the accident- the idea that every time you introduce a new technology, you also introduce the accident of that technology, so you have a responsibility to anticipate not just the good it can do but also the bad it can wreak, not just the glory but also the ruin.”
If you like this try-
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Martian by Andy Weir
best of winter
best of summer 2014
last spring favorites
on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!