- File Size: 1861 KB
- Print Length: 353 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 15, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MF7RHUT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The author's command of science (especially theoretical physics) is impressive to this lay reader and, I suspect, would be obvious even to experts in the field. So the time travel premise of the story seems entirely plausible in terms of a future that may be closer than we think (no pun intended.) Though the sci-fi elements are developed with enough detail to likely satisfy discriminating readers of the genre, they're not conjured for their own sake and always serve the deeply affecting, sometimes haunting story the author is telling.
The characters are endearingly idiosyncratic and individual. And even a few who make very brief appearances had me rolling with laughter.
Odder still is that the author was able to cobble this disparate material into a reasonably coherent story. However, in spite of this commendable achievement, the lack of a central theme means the plot wanders all over the place until it finally........just.........ends.
Rather than a novel, I think "A Gift of Time" would have made a better collection of short stories.
And that was sweetly, distressingly charming until the underlying "we humans have retained something lost to the universe" proselytizing kicked in late in the novel. At that point the subtle tone was completely lost and I found myself skipping paragraphs because the outcome went from something with the potential for surprise to a blindingly obvious ending.
Which was a shame. Merritt had to opportunity to deliver a sophisticated story that used time travel to explore the very essence of being human. Instead, he ends up with a very mundane and emotionally blanched novel that felt more YA than Mature Audience.