Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It Wasn't a Dark and Stormy Night: Titanic Time by John Chapman

It Wasn't a Dark and Stormy Night: Titanic TimeIt Wasn't a Dark and Stormy Night: Titanic Time by John Chapman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time travel is a sticky thing even one mistake can cause a ripple effect which unravels everything into the future. The Titanic sinking was a horrible tragedy but if it never happened other events such as the construction of safer boats would never have occurred. In this Time Travel short story, two agents of time go back to make sure the Titanic sinks. This story is as confusing and long winded as the title. The Titanic has a special mystery to it and just about any story about it atomically acquires this power. With this story that is where the intrigue ends. There is a bunch of build up then the story just ends when the characters have finally gotten on the boat. To make matters worse even though this is a short story the overall narration is long and technical, leaving the reader scratching their heads in wonder about paradoxes and plot points. If you like mysteries, understand time travel paradoxes, or want a quick read then this book is for you. If not I would avoid this one.

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