Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book Review: Untimed by Andy Gavin


Author: Andy Gavin
Hardcover: 342 pages
Publisher: Mascherato (January 1, 2013)
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Kindle Edition
File Size: 1927 KB
Print Length: 344 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937945049
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Mascherato Publishing; v3.20b/lv1.5 edition (December 18, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Note: I received a review copy of this book free from Daring Books Design & Marketing. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★  

My thoughts:

Charlie's wondering why people seem to always forget his name, even his mother. It's like people don't "see" him. So if he went away, no one would really notice his absence. When he started his time travel, that's when he realized that time travelers are all forgettable.

I really enjoyed this book and I love the pictures! In every chapter or so, there would be a picture to guide the readers of Charlie's travel. I love how the author wrote the story incorporating history in Charlie's time travel. It is interesting to read the setting of the story and the characters, I can clearly picture them in my mind. This is my first time travel book and maybe I could read this to my children too! Such a nice book and I look forward to reading more from the author, Andy Gavin.

About the book:

Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, even his own mother can’t remember his name. And girls? The invisible man gets more dates.

As if that weren’t enough, when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously.

Still, this isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s this girl, another time traveler, who not only remembers his name, but might even like him! Unfortunately, Yvaine carries more than her share of baggage: like a baby boy and at least two ex-boyfriends! One’s famous, the other’s murderous, and Charlie doesn’t know who is the bigger problem.

When one kills the other — and the other is nineteen year-old Ben Franklin — things get really crazy. Can their relationship survive? Can the future? Charlie and Yvaine are time travelers, they can fix this — theoretically — but the rules are complicated and the stakes are history as we know it.

And there's one more wrinkle: he can only travel into the past, and she can only travel into the future!

About the author:

Andy Gavin is an unstoppable storyteller who studied for his Ph.D. at M.I.T. and founded video game developer Naughty Dog, Inc. at the age of fifteen, serving as co-president for two decades. There he created, produced, and directed over a dozen video games, including the award winning and best selling Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises, selling over 40 million units worldwide. He sleeps little, reads novels and histories, watches media obsessively, travels, and of course, writes.

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