How It Made Me Feel:
I'll start this review off by saying that I received this paperback book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I couldn't be happier. The book sucked me in and had me traveling right along with the character. The book starts out with our main character, Martin, undergoing an investigation at the pharmaceutical company he works for, and he is conducting interviews of possible suspects in the investigation. Truthfully, this intro stumped me and I wasn't sure where the story was going to go or how it would connect to the summary that drew me in in the first place. I did, however, enjoy the author's writing style and how do you really know how a book is going to end up only a few pages in? I continued reading and I am so glad that I did! The pace of the book kept up and I couldn't help but continue reading. Martin is a character that is continually adding to the story and to his own development and while I haven't ever shared the same experiences as he does in the book, I still felt it easy to relate to some of the emotions he had through out the story. He was a very believable character that was easy to like. This story had me guessing with the best of them and I LOVED the depth of explanation when it came to some of the pharmaceutical terms and locales.
I can honestly say that this isn't your usual cookie cutter time travel book, but, if I can say so, it's much better. Syncing Forward has fresh ideas and a very different outlook on what the future might hold for us. It was a bit frightening at points to imagine that this was a true possibility for our future. Having the ability to slow down our bodies so that years seem like minutes, hours, and days? No thank you! Haha. That's kind of scary! Especially when it's administered against your will! That, in addition with the fabulous character development and wide range of personalities made for a great novel that I will gladly read again.
What I Thought Worked:
I loved William Lawrence's take on how the passage of time is different for different people. His descriptive writing style made it easy to understand, read, and enjoy and I felt as if I was the one experiencing the slowing of time. That would be a very hard thing to have to live with and I feel the author did a great job writing it.
What I Thought Didn't Work:
The only thing that stuck with me that I didn't fully enjoy was the summary of the book on the back cover. Maybe it's because I haven't read too many books in the similar genre? But I didn't feel like it appropriately described the book I read. There were parts I agreed with, but I did feel like it was lacking some keys points. But that's it!
Why It Got That Rating:
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it was a surprise that I wasn't ready for. The writing was very well done and I greatly appreciated the wide range of character personalities.
Who Would I Recommend To:
I would recommend to people who enjoy books about time travel, maybe books that are a little different than the norm, and to people who enjoy great character development!show more