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About the Author
Paul Antony Jones is a native of Cardiff, Wales. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and commercial copywriter, but his passion is penning fiction. Jones is a self-described science geek and a voracious reader of scientific periodicals. He is a fan of all things mysterious, unknown, and on the fringe, which inspired his series Extinction Point as well as the book Toward Yesterday. Jones and his wife live near Las Vegas, Nevada.
~ Steven Konkoly, author of The Jakarta Pandemic ~
"I powered through this book in a day. It's a writing tour de force. If anyone reading is a writer and wants to know how to write perfect prose, buy this book. If anyone has a story in their head and wants to find a model to help them tell it, buy this book. If anyone's looking for a good Stephen King/Dean Koontz/Michael Crichton book and has read everything by these men, buy this book. I guarantee you won't be disappointed."
~ KillerKindle.com ~
"'Towards Yesterday' is a wonderful throw back to the days when Science Fiction was actually based to some degree on Science."
~ William Vitka, author of The Danger of Field Work ~
"Towards Yesterday is the best time travel story that I can remember coming across in any medium -- book, movie, TV show, or video game."
~ 5 out of 5 stars - Sift Book Reviews ~
"In a world sinking into a morass of indifferent Fantasy, leavened only by the occasional Space Opera, it is a huge relief to read some 'proper' science fiction. You, know, fiction based on science."
~ Pat Whitaker, author of Bad Blood ~
"Good God, the artful penmanship this writer has! To make me, a non-fan of the genre, twist and turn and cheer (for the most odd of characters, no less)"
~ 4 out of 5 stars - Butterfly-o-Meter Books ~ --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B011C9LPME
- Publisher : 47North (February 16, 2016)
- Publication date : February 16, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3441 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 290 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #172,412 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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This book lost me almost right away. The author went overboard in his descriptions of various things. I think it was an attempt to use unique words and sound almost poetic, but it just left me exasperated. I also din't know what he wanted this book to be. Was it a story of relationships and second chances? There wasn't really enough on the relationships to say that. Was it a time-travel, post-apocalypse where the focus is on the attempt to survive the calamity? If so, unfortunately that part was kind of dull. One character was introduced very early on, and didn't resurface until the very end. What was the point of that? There was no battle of good vs evil, though there was a suspicious religious organization, but their purpose in the story was unclear to me.
Nothing was ever fully realized in this story. Everything just seemed very rushed and it left me feeling that the story really didn't have an identity.
I've even thought of a way of relating it in a new way (I should write that one day) but I had never considered what this story shows. And on such a huge scale! It really had me wondering how old I'd be, where I would be and how I would take advantage of such a phenomenal experience.
I was slightly disappointed with the epilogue but that was my only minor complaint. Otherwise, it was a gripping, interesting trip.
What I didn't like was the fact that character development was severely lacking. The serial killer was nothing but a plot device. Simone's behavior after The Slip and her explanation for it made no sense. Indeed, the motivation of many of the characters never made any sense to me. I never really understood what Father Jacob wanted or what his church stood for. I didn't understand the behavior of the church mob in the end. I found these aspects of the book to be quite frustrating. Toward the end, I almost just gave it up, but kept plowing through because I wanted to know how it all ended.
Do I recommend this book? Well, I got it for free at the Kindle store. If you like time travel novels and you can get this one for free or for the currently advertised price of $2.99 or less, then yes, you might want to take a chance on it. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.
Top reviews from other countries
For the people who were dead, this is a bit of a shock! (as it is for everyone else, especially those who were 24).
The consequences for a few individuals, one of whom was a murder victim, are explored in detail.
Clearly, the work is influenced by Julian Barbour's ideas on timelessness and there's a whole mash-up of contemporary physics interpretations.
The whole melange is very entertaing apart from the plethora of Kindleisms: homophonic substitutions and attacks of the aberrant apostrophe. Having read a whole shed-load of kindle books since Christmas, I can say this work is better than yer average kindle book in that repect, but it does spoil the enjoyment, a little.
The characters were believable and interesting and the storyline had enough twists to keep you interested til the end. Science dictionary it's best.
I'm off to see what other books Paul has written.