Monday, May 14, 2012

Towards Yesterday by Paul Jones Review

I finally managed to finish Towards Yesterday. Yay! It took me a while because my life is so absolutely crazy right now but it is definitely a book you want on your shelf. :)

Towards YesterdayDescription from Goodreads:
What would you do if you had the chance to undo all your mistakes? For humanity, that chance is here...

When a seemingly simple experiment goes disastrously wrong, James Baston finds himself stranded alongside the rest of mankind, twenty-five years in the past. A past where the old are once more young, the dead live and the world has been thrust into chaos.

Contacted by the scientist responsible for the disaster, James is recruited to help avert an even greater catastrophe. Along with a team of scientists, a reincarnated murder victim and a frustrated genius trapped in her six-year old body, James must stop the certain extinction of humanity. But if the deluded leader of the Church of Second Redemption has his way, humanity will disappear into potentiality, and he is willing to do anything to ensure that happens.

A serial killer, a murder victim, a dead priest, and James' lives are all inextricably bound together as they plummet towards an explosive final confrontation, the winner of which will decide the fate of humanity.

My Thoughts: 5/5 Stars

Towards Yesterday gives an original spin on the old saying “If I only knew then, what I know now.” I genuinely liked the concept of the story, slipping back in time physically but not mentally…people who had died, reappearing, adults becoming children again, etc. Jones gives us some excellent imagery that had this reader cringing a time or two. The science element was VERY intriguing to me and engrossing but not so over the top that lay people can’t easily understand the concepts. And what concepts they are…tying the fabric of the universe to the fabric of our beings. Awesome. It was thought provoking, answered many of the questions it raised, and still leaves a reader with that “what if” feeling that draws one back for more.

Paul Jones Bio from Goodreads:
I’ve been a writer for well over 25 years, now; as a journalist, short-story writer and freelance copywriter. I can now add author to that list.

In May of 2011 I released Towards Yesterday, my first novel. I’ve also released a compilation of short stories (Dangerous Places) and, my most recent project, the first book in a new series, the post-apocalyptic adventure Extinction Point.

I’m currently working on the second novel in the Extinction Point series, continuing the story of Emily Baxter, the last remaining human on the east-coast of the USA.

I live in sunny Nevada with my wife, four dogs and God knows how many eight legged critters that seem to find their way into our house on a daily basis. I make a mean cranberry martini.



TradersNook said...

Another book to add to my collection! Thanks for sharing :)

Caron Rider, Author said...

No problem. :)

Kittie Howard said...

Thank you for the lovely Sunshine Award, Caron. I passed it on last night for today's post. However, I owe you a major apology. When I copied the questions, somehow I didn't edit out your book an insert mine. I'm sorry, very sorry and sincerely apologize to you here (as I did on my blog this a.m.) I've since edited properly. Again, my deepest apologies.

Caron Rider, Author said...

Kittie, truly, no problem! :)

Kittie Howard said...

Thank you, thank you, Caron. You're very gracious. When my Kindle charges up, I'm definitely buying your book.

Caron Rider, Author said...

Kittie, Thank you so much, but I don't think it's your cuppa tea. Maybe if you just recommend it to someone you think would like it. :)