Sept 2017 – The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

cp8We gathered at Ginger’s lovely ‘new’ home!  Thanks for hosting Ginger! We needed to break it in properly!

Our Sept read was The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray.

Summary by Good Reads:

In his ambitious and fiercely inventive new novel, The Lost Time Accidents, John Wray takes us from turn-of-the-century Viennese salons buzzing with rumors about Einstein’s radical new theory to the death camps of World War Two, from the golden age of postwar pulp science fiction to a startling discovery in a Manhattan apartment packed to the ceiling with artifacts of modern life.

Haunted by a failed love affair and the darkest of family secrets, Waldemar ‘Waldy’ Tolliver wakes one morning to discover that he has been exiled from the flow of time. The world continues to turn, and Waldy is desperate to find his way back-a journey that forces him to reckon not only with the betrayal at the heart of his doomed romance but also the legacy of his great-grandfather’s fatal pursuit of the hidden nature of time itself.

Part madcap adventure, part harrowing family drama, part scientific mystery–and never less than wildly entertaining–The Lost Time Accidents is a bold and epic saga set against the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.

I can only describe The Lost Time Accidents as if someone dropped a hand full of marbles and they scattered to the corners of the earth on story plot.   It was dizzying at times trying to keep up with where we were in time and story plot.   Interestingly chaotic!  Just like time!

For author bio click HERE 

The entire meaning of book club — is to read things you may not necessarily pick up on your own!  Sometimes you’re pleasantly surprised…sometimes not so much.

This unfortunately was one of the more laborious books to get through!  For those who did — kudos!

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