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this perfect life

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:25 PM

Day 14 #bahaiblogging

Today I finished a book on time travel - All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai. The moral of the story is "there's no such thing as the life you're supposed to have." The hero of the novel, Tom Barron, learns this after traveling in time to live in three different 'worlds.'

At one extreme is a sleek and futuristic, but tamely decadent world, where energy is cheap and plentiful (and renewable), crime is almost non-existent because life is good and easy, and books are entertainment experiences tailored to suit the personality of the reader.

At the other extreme is a post-apocalyptic mess, with half the world (maybe more) destroyed and just about everybody else at war. There is no time to read books, but he learns the art of self-defense.

In the middle is this world we live in, with flawed parents, hard but honest work, 'real' books and true love.

In the end (trying not to give too much away here) Tom, and his alter-egos John and Victor, manage to each put their best foot forward (and their worst foot back!) and work together to 'save the world' for the children. BBC 2 recommends the book, and it is a GoodReads nominee for Best Science Fiction 2017.

My thanks to Mr Mastai for helping me get caught up on this blogging challenge. Have any of you read this? I enjoyed.

Love, Niki

Categories: Spiritual Themes

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