Time and Time Again

9780593073575Time and Time Again
Ben Elton

It’s the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be.
Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history.
Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century? And, if so, could another single bullet save it?

This was an exciting read with unexpected plot twists, just when I thought the story was going in one/two directions it changed almost without warning, my preconceptions of the story ended up falling by the wayside. The main characters were not as fully developed as they could have been but the descriptions of the time(s) were very well done, you felt like you were in 1914 Germany. Although the ending left me wanting more I did not end up feeling disappointed, my imagination is filling the gap. It is rare for me not to be able to put a book down and I found myself reluctant to close the book…even when approaching my train station. I would suggest this book to anyone wanting a time travel read with thought provoking ideas, great descriptions of time and place and surprise twists.

Rating – 4/5

Read by – Suzanne