4 out of 4 stars
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Loving someone often means sacrificing for them. We often put the needs of our loved ones above our own. It hurts to see someone you love suffer, especially if you can do something to free them from their suffering. The Winding: Time Corrector Series Book 1 by Avi Datta is a science fiction novel that covers the themes of love, friendship, intelligence, fantasy, and loss.
Vincent Abajian, the protagonist in the novel, is an orphan who has learned to rely on his intelligence for survival. After losing his close friend, Akane Egami, in time turbulence, he becomes lonely. After meeting Philip Nardin, a survivor of time turbulence, Vincent is motivated to create time turbulence to bring back his friend, Akane. He then meets a beautiful lady, Emika, who joins them to work in their firm. She is an intelligent and irresistible post-doctoral scientist. Will Vincent be able to free Emika from the grasp of Akane?
The book contains three hundred and fourteen pages. It is divided into twenty chapters. The story is told from the first-person point of view. The author uses both the present and past tenses throughout the book. Every chapter has a subheading that briefly summarizes the contents of the chapter.
There are several things I liked about the book. First, I liked how the author kept the book suspenseful. For example, I was eager to know what would happen when Vincent finally enters the time turbulence. This kept me glued to the book. Second, I liked how the storyline had a pleasant flow; the plot was arranged so perfectly that it was easy to understand, even when the author used flashbacks. For example, on page 77, when Vincent flashbacks about Akane while telling Emika about her, it is clear and distinct. Since I didn't find any grammatical errors while reading, this book was exceptionally edited.
The only thing I disliked about the book was how the author introduced many characters. This made it hard to keep up with the names, as others only appeared once in the book. For example, on page 153, when Vincent enters Philip's study, he finds three gentlemen: Jerry, Kenji, and Alberto. These characters only appear in that chapter.
In conclusion, although this book isn't perfect, I liked and enjoyed reading it. I, therefore, rate it four out of four stars. I didn't give it a lower rating because the aforementioned flaw didn't affect my enjoyment of the book at all. I recommend it to an audience that enjoys reading science fiction books, especially those involving multiple dimensions.
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