Overall rating and opinion of "Worldlines" by Adam Guest

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Overall rating and opinion of "Worldlines" by Adam Guest

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This is a discussion topic for the July 2021 Book of the month, Worldlines: A Many Worlds Novel (Many Worlds, #1) by
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What is your overall opinion of the book? What do you like most about it? What do you like least? What did you think of the writing style? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not?

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I rated it 3 out of 4 due to the number of errors, otherwise I found it very engaging. I loved how the author build the characters using information from various lines. He managed to create the storyline by presenting Garry & his friends during various scenarios. I found that very exciting! They are basically the same people, even if they made different decisions during their lives.
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I loved this book, I rated it 4 out of stars. I enjoyed the theme and the plot twists. The idea of multiverses fascinates me, it boggles my mind and I love that. This is a book I will read and reread over and over again.
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I rated this novel 4 out of 4 stars. I found it brilliant, full of food for thought concerning the influence of events on a person's life and the importance of a person's reaction to those events.
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I gave this book a perfect 4 out of 4 stars rating. It was a fascinating and exciting story with very crazy ideas, for lack of a better word. I particularly loved the professor's ideas and the thought of same action and different decisions our outcomes in different worlds.
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I thought it was an interesting read thought I would give it at 3 out of 4 only because it talks a lot about science and I am not the biggest science fan. What I liked the most was the description of the multiverse because I now understand it better and the author did a great job with his writing style. I would recommend this book to people I know who like to read books with more science in to.
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Yay! Finally a book for BOTM in one of my favorite genres. The whole multiverse theory gets confusing, but it is something that I am willing to take the time to figure out. There is something to be said inn support of the author's writing style. Not everyone will be thrilled.
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Raluca_Mihaila wrote: 01 Jul 2021, 02:42 I rated it 3 out of 4 due to the number of errors, otherwise I found it very engaging. I loved how the author build the characters using information from various lines. He managed to create the storyline by presenting Garry & his friends during various scenarios. I found that very exciting! They are basically the same people, even if they made different decisions during their lives.
I did the same. I enjoyed the book very much, but the number of errors was really striking and I found the writing style a bit too messy. Otherwise, it was a great read!
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The book was very cool! The main subject was exciting, the characters well developed, the narration smooth, and the switching from one timeline to another well-executed. The subject of multiverse theory was explained well and easy to understand for those who never heard about it before. I'm sure someone could make a great movie out of this story, it deserves it!

What I didn't like was a careless approach to the writing style - there were hundreds of missing commas in reported speech - and it was quite a bummer for the whole experience. There is a reason why punctuation signs exist.

I was also having some doubts if the other characters in the story would so easily believe in Gary's explanation of what was happening. In real life, it could not go so smoothly. But... in one of all the possible timelines certainly, everyone would believe it! ;)
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A 4 out of 4 for me, because that's how physics nerds function. The concept of multiverse induced with Schrodinger's cat and probability will always be a hit. Even though the writing style is not my cup of tea, I still enjoyed it plenty.
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I gave Worldlines a four out of four ratings. I thought that the author took an ordinary story and made it extraordinary by adding multiply storylines. Instead of having one end, you had like two or three endings. I found the book a little confusing at the beginning. however, the more I read the storylines were clarified. Excellent book I enjoyed it.
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I felt the the book, especially the 'Many world' concept, was very intriguing. In my opinion, there were some scenes that were repetitive. But that did not lessen my interest in the book.
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I rated it 3 out of 4 stars. It was a smooth read, and I was satisfied with the ending. I also enjoyed reading about parallel universes and different worldlines. However, what stopped me from giving it a higher rating was that it had many errors.
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I gave the book a 3 out of 4 star rating; mostly due to the errors. The repeated contractions in the writing style were also a minor annoyance for me.
I liked the story as a whole. The subtle similarities or differences in the different worldlines was nicely laid down. Although the story touched down on some heavy quantum concepts, it was comparatively easy to grasp. The end was in accordance with the multiverse theory, so I was pleased.
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I rated the book three of out of 4 stars because as much as I liked its concept, I found glaring errors. I didn't like the fact that it didn't wrap up the entire story properly. But other than that the characters we were we developed and had thier own, unique different personalities. I recommend it to people who love reading about multiverse.
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