- Series: Timecaster (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ace (May 31, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441019188
- ISBN-13: 978-0441019182
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,903,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
The tech would have been very cool it had been actually used to tell the story. Instead it felt like new tech was introduced just for the sake if it.
The ending was a huge let down. After slogging through the book, you didn't even get any resolution as a reader. The main bad guys motives are just dumb and there was no closure.
If I didn't get this on my kindle for free, I would have demanded my money back.
Talon Avalon, grandson of famed crime fighter Jack Daniels, is thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse with The Mastermind, a mysterious figure who plots to destroy Talon, and planet Earth. The storyline was ridiculous and hilarious, filled with Kimball's quick wit and no-nonsense attitude. Bizarre gadgets and acronyms kept the reader guessing, with surprises at every turn. And Harry McGlade made a welcome return. His unique brand of humour had me in stitches.
Some scenes were way too drawn out, such as the fight scene and over-exaggerated sex scene in Dissy Town, but that's Kimball/Konrath. A climatic ending set up more surprises for the next book, Timecaster Symmetry.
Looking forward to reading the sequel this summer 2012, Timecaster Supersymmetry.
If there was a warning about STRONG and EXPLICIT sexual content, that would be one thing. But it caught me off guard.
I'm very glad I don't have teenagers that I would let read this book BEFORE I read the entire thing first....
Scares me what we're coming to that this type of content is out there to this degree and we're not at least warned of it.
If you like the really juvenile humor of the Harry McGlade character from the Jack Daniels series (which I do) and science fiction...then you'll probably enjoy this book as I did.
The story takes place in the future staring Jack Daniels Grandson, and he meets up with Harry McGlades grandson. Harry's grandson is just like you would expect and actually really funny, unfortunately Joe just doesn't leave the tasteless jokes and language to Harry. His main character constantly is calling the neighbor a dick, okay so it was funny the first 10 times, but after 100 times of his neighbor being called a dick by every person in the book it go really old. The book reminded me a lot of the new James Patterson book Toys. Same plot line good cop being framed for something he didn't do and is on the run. This also reminded me a lot of the movie Minority Report. Minority Report takes place in 2054. This takes place in 2064. Minority report Tom Cruise is a cop who can use a computer to see in the future and stop crimes before they happen, Timecaster the main character is a cop who can look back in time with his computer to see who committed the crime virtually rendering all crimes solved and crime stopping all together knowing that they will be caught by a timecaster. In Minority Report Tom Cruise is accused of committing a murder that he didn't commit and is on the run to clear his name, in Timecaster you guessed it the main character is accused of a murder he didn't commit and is on the run to clear his name. The similarities are too much and the story was filled with lots of graphic sex and drug use. Apparently drugs in the future are made legal and everyone is using them. I would recommend Origin or one the list if you have not read it. But I would stay away from this unless graphic sex and juvenile humor is you thing or like me you read everything Kimball aka Konrath writes.
Fans of Konrath's other books will be happy to see that the main character, Talon Avalon, is Jack Daniels' grandson, and that her quirky, laugh out loud, slob of a friend, Harry McGlade the 3rd. tags along throughout the book.
This story has the makings of a great new series for Konrath. It's full of action,suspense, and tons of laughs. It's also fun to see how Konrath envisions 2064, where paper books are illegal, and prostitution is legalized.
If your looking for a great summer read that will have you burning through the pages, this should fit the bill quite nicely.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
read this about 4 years ago and was thinking about the ultrasharp nife and had to read it gain.
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