!!!…Review by Katermelon…!!!
Explorer Challenge: KaterMelon’s Book #2
Time Cursor by John David Krygelski
new author, new publisher, finishing it within the year it was published (barely!)
Time travel is difficult. Difficult to write about, read about, think about, etc.
But oh so fun when it’s done right!
I met Mr. Krygelski when I wandered into a now-defunct, once-popular large book store chain to meet a friend for knitting. A man in a cool hat was by the entrance next to a table full of books. He was very nice and asked me if I wanted to hear about his new book. (I was impressed because he wasn’t pushy) I said sure! He told me it was about a man who meets his future self the night before his wedding, and the events that occur afterward because of it. It’s hard not to say too much…so much happens in this story! I told him I love a good time travel story, but it’s hard sometimes when they don’t make sense. Mr. K told me he hated that too, so he wrote his own! So I bought the book, he signed it for me, and I went off to knit.
The villain is horrible. She is absolutely despicable and I shudder to think there may be people like her in the world.
This is a heavy kind of story; I had to put it down often to let the events sink in, and to think about the physics and other possibilities of time travel. It was so fun!! Subtle foreshadowing added a lot of suspense and the characters’ own curiosities explained every question I had. I never felt confused, even though the plot ran al over the place sometimes. Timey wimey stuff needs to make sense, not just scientifically but within the story as well. Time travel plots should veer off, loop around, and come back to some conclusion or explanation. Krygelski does this fantastically. Everything is connected eventually in a complicated but complete and comprehensible web of events.
Mr. Krygelski has one previous book, The Harvest, so I will be on the look out for it. If it is anything like Time Cursor, it will be a favorite.
P.S. Thanks again, Mr. Krygelski, I did enjoy the trip.