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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thoughts on...Time Slice by Kerry Downing

This will be a partial review. While I may have the book read by the deadline, I'm away from the internet and can't update but will do so as soon as I can. ;)

First, I really, really don't like the daughter. So daddy wasn't around when you were little, boo hoo....he's here now and is trying but you have such a chip on your shoulder, you resent the time he spends with his grandchild. Your daughter! Good heavens woman, grow up!

Okay. Now that that's off my chest ;) I hope she does.

Where I'm at has too much technical jargon but I don't see Roy accepting anything less so I'm struggling through it.

Emily's doctor has asked her to start a diary and I'm loving her entries. Great way to get inside a character's head.

Looking forward to finishing the book.....wishing I had planned better.

I still don't like Ann (daughter) but I love her husband and their daughter. to read some more!



Once Roy doesn't need to explain, the technical jargon goes away and the story become fast-paced and slightly dangerous. Still not sure I like Ann. Loved Emily.

Grade: B

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of Tribute Books.

Time Slice
by Kerry Downing

Camel Press
June 2011
ISBN: 9781603818520
age: 14+? 16+? anyone interested in the science behind the traveling may enjoy this
Contemporary Fantasy (alternate reality)
256 pages

Product Description:
Ordinary People. Extraordinary Adventures. Science Fiction with Heart.

Newly retired workaholic Roy Washburn is not ready for a life of leisure. On a trip to the mall with his wife, he finds a small metal cylinder with odd markings. One nudge of the cylinder's triangle-shaped pointer and Roy finds himself embarking on an exciting new adventure in the Time Stream.

There he meets The Traveler, a tall, gangly being who shows Roy how to use the cylinder to visit other civilizations that co-exist on "his" Earth, each occupying a different, thin Time Slice. The Traveler solicits Roy's help in recovering an object invented by his murdered father and beyond his own reach. Roy is his last hope.

At first it seems that the Traveler's wish might be easily granted. But after Roy's wife Emily becomes ill and his daughter's long-held resentments rise to the surface, he can no longer "travel" at a moment's notice. He also discovers the very real physical and mental risks involved in roaming the Time Stream.

Despite the dangers, Roy is determined to help the Traveler. But he can't do it alone. Fortunately he has a loving wife and a core group of loyal friends. But first he must convince them--and his daughter--that he isn't crazy ...

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Tribute Books said...

Gina, I'm glad that you liked Kerry's technique of having Ellen's diary entries draw out her character. It seems like it really helped you connect with what she was going through in the novel.

Kerry said...

Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review Time Slice. I'm glad you enjoyed the story...and I don't blame you for hating Ann :-)



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