4 out of 4 stars
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Robert Leet’s Timewise is a science fiction story about an outstanding young man, Ron Larsen, and the remarkable physics professor Regina Russo. Together, they are not only trying to solve the physical wonder, but also trying to solve its profound impact in real life.
Ron has a sadful past, he is a lost orphan who finds the only comfort in playing chess, he tries to earn something for his life by playing. After some time, he finds out that he can easily do the same by playing poker. Due to some life turbulence, he is getting a scholarship from Regina. She was the one Ron had always wanted. For almost half of the book, I was trying to figure out is there any romantical spark between them (no spoilers! :) ). Their conversations were mostly about the principles of quantum physics, a beautiful constant wonderings of time and being itself, their possible beginnings and ends.
However, there is a large amount of theory and "heavy-science" talk that often take place between Ron and Regina, which leads me to the conclusion that a potential reader has to have a great overall science understanding, either wise he won't be able to enjoy and comprehend the book to the fullest. Despite that fact, This book has a wide attractiveness to many different readers. The main plot is very obvious: Ron needs to heal and make peace with his past, while not letting his undeniable talent go to waste. A huge, well-written, personal tragedy where reader can develop a great compassion, even with the complex science terms every now and then.
All in all, I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.
It is delicately written, the plot is compelling and convincing. It has a lot of scientific terms, which comes handy while building the characters. The aesthetics are impeccable, professionally edited. The book has been written from the first person's perspective which, in my opinion, simplifies the whole story quite a lot.
When potential readers pick up your book, they can use several methods to determine if it is worthy of their time. Casual readers can flip through the front topic of a book to understand whether the topic will be attractive. Others may scan the main body of the book to see if it contains good writing and a compelling story.
A good opening, eye-catching characters, an interesting story, keen dialogue, unique style.Timewise has it all.
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