Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Killing Time

By Caleb Carr

"Meet Dr. Gideon Wolfe, expert criminologist of the new millennium. A professor at New York's John Jay University in the year 2023, he lives in an era that has seen plague, a global economic crash, and the 2018 assassination of President Emily Forrester. In this turbulent new world order, Wolfe's life and everything he knows are turned upside down when the widow of a murdered special-effects wizard enters his office.

The widow hands him a silver disc from her husband's safety deposit box, hoping that Wolfe's expertise in history and criminology will compel him to track down her husband's killers. The disc contains footage of President Forrester's assassination, the same video that has been broadcast countless times on TV and over the internet-with one crucial, shocking difference: This version shows that before the video was released, it was altered with sinister special effects.

This explosive discovery will lead Gideon Wolfe on an electrifying journey from a criminal underworld of New York to the jungles of Africa and on a quest to find the truth in an age when all information can be manipulated. With this novel, Carr has boldly established a new genre - future history - combining the best elements of mystery and thrillers with unique historical insight. Breathtakingly suspenseful, Killing Time unfolds as the work of a master novelist."

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I thought that this was a really strange, but really good book; the ending was a little bit disappointing though, since I would have liked to know what - if anything - Malcolm actually did. I wont say more though, because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who might be wanting to read it. After all, like I said, it is a good book, so it is worth a read if you like these kinds of books.

5 comments:

Rita said...

Doesn't look like most of the reviews were very good. I don't read many fantasy type books...but I am glad you liked it. That is what truly counts, anyways, right? :):)

AliceKay said...

I'm glad you liked the book.

Lynn said...

Hey there Tori, I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

Intense Guy said...

I for one, never mess with time travel or anything like that!

:)

Sounds like my kind of book though...

Toriz said...

Rita:
I noticed that about the reviews. I don't take much notice of them half the time though... It's so rare for me not to enjoy a book, after all! ;)

And, yes, whether I enjoyed it is what matters most!

AK:
Thanks!

Lynn:
Good to see you; yes, I had a good holiday. Hope you did too?

Iggy:
Good plan! ;)

And, I'm not surprised to hear you say that... The book was the last of the ones you sent me before that I hadn't gotten to listening to yet. *Grins*