Friday, September 05, 2014

Rewinder by Brett Battles Book Review

You will never read Denny Younger’s name in any history book, will never know what he's done.
But even if you did, you’d never believe it.
The world as you know it wouldn't be the same without him.
Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it.
A Rewinder's job is to observe history.
In person.

Embracing his new duties with enthusiasm, Denny witnesses things he could never even imagine before. But as exciting as the adventures into the past are, there are dangers, too. For even the smallest error can have consequences.
Life-altering consequences.

Time, after all, is merely a reference point.

 Oh wow I have just put this down after reading the last page; just peeked out the window and checked the internet just to see we are still in 2014 ;-)

I have read quite a few of Brett Battles books mainly his Project Eden series which I absolutely loved; but this read is something so very different to what I have EVER read. This new direction is brilliant...if not genius!
This is time travel at its best, it makes you think; "Butterfly wings"...and ..all....

Based in a time where class (caste) means everything to the point The Upjohn Institute is created to send experienced historians back in time to check history and family lines are correct. Rewinders are there to just observe to see the historical facts are correct for those claiming to be a higher caste. The plot and idea is fantastic and to put it all in the hands of Denny Younger is even more exciting. A student who loves history and is accepting his life of working in a dismal job for the rest of his life. But his brilliance for history and learning is spotted and he's whisked away and offered a prestigious opportunity of a lifetime and to move up the class ranks.

Denny has a heart of gold and believes in doing the right thing...but is he? Just a few seconds can change time itself...if he makes a slight mistake it wont matter...right...he can fix it...right...just go back in quite?

This story is compelling, intriguing and addictive as Brett's vivid imagination is converted into his stimulating writing as we join Denny on his new career. The characters are believable and engaging; you really are rooting for Denny right there behind just not sure which year ;-)
History, moral dilemma's, a dying battery, deceit in the ranks and a dash of romance is skillfully woven into this ingenious plot with an ending I certainly didn't see coming. 
A must have read for those of you that love something different; time jumping that's isn't all science fiction; its completely believable..isn't it. This book will make you think?

Author Bio

Brett Battles is the author of over a dozen novels and several short stories. His second novel, THE DECEIVED (part of his Jonathan Quinn series), won the Barry Award for Best Thriller. He is one of the founding members of Killer Year, and is a member of International Thriller Writers. He lives and writes in Los Angeles. 

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