Audibook Review: A Tale For The Time Being

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5star

Title: A Tale For The Time Being

Author: Ruth Ozeki

Rating: 5/5 stars

Series? No

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A Tale For The Time Being is an audiobook I picked up on a complete whim. I have been hearing about the novel over the past year, and was intrigued by its premise: alternating between the life of a teenage Japanese girl and an American woman, separated by both space and time. Utterly unique, intelligent, and moving – this book has climbed onto my Top of 2015 list, possibly Top of All Time – for it’s a tale I’ll remember for not just the time being, but for years beyond this.TaleForTheTimeBeing

You need to be a little bit crazy. Crazy is the price you pay for having an imagination. It’s your superpower. Tapping into the dream. It’s a good thing not a bad thing.

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Book Review: Passenger

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3star

Title: Passenger

Author:  Alexandra Bracken

Series? Yes. 1 of 3.

Rating:  3.5/5 stars

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I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins Australia in exchange for an honest review.

Passenger and I had a good start, but the slowpacing and directionless plot lost me towards the end. Nonetheless, I could recommend this book based on the merits of the well-developed characters alone.

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Touted as one of the most awaited time travel release this year, it’s little wonder that Passenger struggled to live up to immense expectations – such is the curse of a hyped book. The mythology behind the time travel is vague, with protagonists leaping through wrinkles in time that allow them to transcend spatial temporal boundaries. There are no apparent rules which dictates where the portal are or where they may lead. Our leads haphazardly uses musical notes to locate these wrinkles in the fabric of the universe – poetic, yet admittedly unpractical. Continue reading “Book Review: Passenger”