Monday, May 21, 2012

A Matter of Time, by Glen Cook

A Matter of Time, by Glen Cook

This is a strange book, but enjoyable. Part Manchurian Candidate, part The 6th Day, and part Quantum Leap, Cook starts his novel in the 1970s but flips the point-of-view between chapters as far back as 1866 and as far forward as 2058. The pace is fairly slow, but as the pages turn and the seeming disparate events start to gel the plot becomes more and more compelling. I found the cops of 1975 a bit too willing to accept time travel as a viable solution to their murder, but otherwise the characters seemed to fit their time periods fairly well. Overall a solid if not memorable novel.

First Sentence:
Total darkness.

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