I think I can understand where he was trying to go, but it just never got there for me.
Thought the writing was very well done, the characters were all well developed, and the plot was original and compelling.
"Pastworld" is highly recommended reading for all science fiction horror fans ages thirteen and above.
Pastworld is a "theme park" set in the Victorian times of London. The visitors, called Gawkers, get submerged in that lifetime. Read morePublished on November 5, 2010 by TeensReadToo
This book was definitely...interesting. Working for Disney, I saw that this was about a "theme park" and was excited. But I wouldn't exactly call Pastworld a theme park... Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by A. Howell
If you like Running Out of Time or The Truman Show then you'll probably like this.
I don't have much to say about this book. It took me a MONTH to read. Read more
I must say that this is a good book, bordering on great. I love the setting, 'Victorian' London and I can really see such a theme park being created. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by StarShadow
The title, cover, and book jacket description drew me in, and I tried hard to get into and enjoy this book. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by J. Clemens
I was very eager to read Pastworld. I thought the entire premise was very creative and being a fan of the steampunk genre, I thought this was going to be right up my alley. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by J.Prather
Review in 75 words or less: Beautiful and elaborate world. The novel has interesting characters; however, the world that Beck has created is sadly more memorable than many of the... Read morePublished on January 22, 2010 by Kate B.
Was well worth it, as I think it's a very original story, with a twist I should have seen coming but didn't! Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Alexia