Newest find in my quest to read all the quantum fic
Newest find in my quest to read all the quantum fic
A surprisingly effective reading experience combining murder mystery with scientifically feasible time travel that avoids the stereotypes. There is a steep curve of tension, violence and complexity going hand in hand, but hanging in there was rewarding. And it‘s always satisfying to read something with an original twist which is definitely the case with The Gone World. #timetravel #mystery #scifi
Five out of six for me...
This science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind...
Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.
Well, I didn‘t love it...which means lunch with my friend who really wants to talk about it should be a lot of fun. I thought the book was good, really loved the premise—time traveling Naval investigator trying to solve a murder while staying one jump ahead of the end of the world/universe & finding the going much more difficult & complicated than expected—but thought the execution was good not great (dragged a little). A pick for the premise...
I‘m done distracting myself from this book. I need to finish it so I can start Brandon Sanderson‘s Skyward—my son just finished it, promptly demanded the sequel (for which there is no publication date yet), & then told me I need to read it so we can talk about it. He refuses to say anything about it until I read it because he doesn‘t want to give anything away. Talking about books is always fun. Talking about books with your kids is THE BEST!
I‘m fairly certain that snow is nature‘s way of saying, “You know what? Today‘s a good day to stay inside reading.” So, that‘s what I‘m going to do now that errands are done. The tagged book and The Sixth Extinction, a pot of tea and maybe a cookie or two or three or...❄️📚☃️📚❄️
My next book is one a friend asked me to read so we could talk about it. I love books that people have to talk about. This one has the murder of a Navy SEAL‘s family, a missing daughter, a secret spaceship and time travel. Hope it lives up to its promise! At the very least, I‘m expecting a good conversation when I‘m done!
This week‘s book haul is small but mighty. I picked up the tagged book because a friend asked me to read it so we could ”go to lunch and talk about it.” And the other book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is one that‘s been on my radar forever so I thought why not?!? Bonus—its cover is designed by my all time favorite book cover designer/artist Will Staehle.
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlisch
This Body‘s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us by Edgar Cantero
The Cabin At the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosely
The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Still of Night by Jonathan Maberry and Rachael Lavin
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
Mother-in-Law takes me to my favorite used-new bookstore for Christmas. And a big budget!!!
I only have myself to blame because I wanted hard sci-fi, and boooooy did I get it. The premise is: “It‘s NCIS! Solving crimes via time travel! Something something apocalypse!” It was like catnip to me (not the NCIS part because really?). I was instantly engrossed, but the book fizzled out for me. Amazing concepts, twists and turns galore, but too much gore plus and ending I hated left me cold. 2/5
Just finished The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch! Soooooo good!! Kept me on edge and guessing the whole time, one of those books you will forgo sleep to find out what happens. Shannon Moss is the bad ass heroine we have all been waiting for! A blend of thriller, sci-fi, mystery, time travel, apocalypse, and crime novel. Highly recommend!
I flippin‘ loved this book. I‘ve seen it referenced as “True Detective meets Inception / Twelve Monkeys” and that‘s kind of accurate: time-travelling-crime-adventure colliding with horror-sci-fi. It kicks off with a bang that‘s just...super creepy and cinematic. If you enjoyed the “omg, what did I just read” aspect of Ninefox Gambit, then give it a go. Although a warning for violence.
I recently won this new Tom Sweterlitsch book from Littsburgh, Pittsburgh's hub of local literary news/events. Tom lives in Pittsburgh and used to be a librarian here, like me. I never win anything, so I was super excited!! This book is all my favs: murder mystery scifi time traveling craziness!! I can't wait to dive in!! 📚👍🙏
#TBRtemptation post 2! Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine military service division. Western Pennsylvania 1997, she investigates a SEAL family's murders and the missing daughter. The SEAL was an astronaut aboard the USS Libra, thought lost in Deep Time. She'll time-travel to versions of possible futures to crack the case. She'll find that her work is important to humanity, tied to Terminus: our cataclysmic end! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
Every year there's one book that just blows me away, one that I can't get out of my head after I finish it, one I want to force into the hands of random people I see on the street. Last year it was The Traitor Baru Cormorant. The year before it was Tigerman. I know it isn't even March yet, but I think this might be that book for 2018.
What a strange little Sci Fi mystery. As I was reading it, some of my friends asked me what it was about and I couldn‘t ever quite describe it. It is a detective mystery with time travel and a race against the end of the world. Most times, it is a normal mystery, but something happens which shifts everything. I can see this not being for all, but I have not read something like it and enjoyed it. Such a dull cover for a creative book.
I‘m intrigued by the comparisons to True Detective(hopefully more season 1 than season 2), Inception, and Dark Matter. It‘s also got one pretty cover! Very sweet #giveaway being ran by @Librarybelle #50k1k so be sure to follow and enter!
This local author knocked it out of the park. There's time travel! Impending doom! A murder mystery! Special Agent Shannon Moss of NCIS must travel years into the future to gather the intel she needs to solve a horrific crime that happens in her present. All while the end of the world looms closer and closer. I stayed up late into the night to finish. NO REGRETS. Now I'm even more excited to go to the book launch next week!!
"...and he hung up. Once he left the room, I hit Star 69, and a woman's voice answered."
Remember Star 69? Wow! Reading that took me back. Back to a time when almost every home had a landline. Back when phones still had cords and no caller ID. If you were lucky, your parents had a cordless phone that you could carry to your room to chat with some privacy.
Cue music....?Back in the day when I was young I'm not a kid anymore....?
"Moss popped two wheels onto the sidewalk whenever she parked, angling the wheels, setting the brake." -The Gone World
I see this around Pittsburgh neighborhoods and I HATE it. ? HATE. IT. Does this happen where you live?
Original image: KDKA
Disgruntled embellishment: Me
"He laid his hand on the back of her blouse as she passed, and she stiffened at the touch, too familiar, at this man's fingers lingering on the contours of her bra strap. He smiled, gesturing her to go ahead--chivalrous, he must have thought, or fatherly, but his touch remained between her shoulder blades until she managed to separate herself to the far side of the meeting room."
New word of the day. Encountered while reading and my brain initially read this as color. #vocabularyboost
The first few chapters of The Gone World were hard science and a bit of a struggle. However, once you moved past the scientific groundwork the story really takes off. I found Moss a compelling character. She tries to keep herself grounded through some very difficult and weird situations. It reminded me very much of Dark Matter. #firsttoread #2017christyread
Joined First to Read. Excited to get my hands on this digital galley! Sweterlitsch is a local author and I've been meaning to check him out. Guess I should bump this to the top of the tbr list. But, maybe not straight to the top. I have other books that have been patiently waiting for me to stop being distracted by all the shiny new things. Bradbury is kinda sulking on the coffee table at home right now. #freebie #arc #somanybookssolittletime