Review – He Stays a Stranger
Back when I was originally putting together a wholly original time travel fantasy series, I came up with the story lines for A Long, Long Time Ago; Spring Thaw; and this one. The idea of Goodman, Schwerner, and Cheney being saved, only to be lost again, was a sadly compelling one.
Further, I needed a way to complete the time travel series. The title was perfect.
As the previous book, Shake Your Body, ends, Rick Daniels has been wiped from existence. The imperfect state of the Master Time File means that he, personally, survives, but no one knows who he is. Almost stateless, he is thoroughly cut off from everyone else. The most painful moment for Rick is when his own mother doesn’t know him, and his sister, Eleanor, screams for Security.
How it all works out, and what happens to Milena Chelenska, and the rest of the gang at the Temporal Integrity Commission, can be learned by reading the book, of course. But I’ll admit I am not thrilled with the ending for Carmen Calavicci and a few others, like Polly Porter. I essentially just ran out of space.
- Johnny Rivers’ Secret Agent Man
- Chad and Jeremy’s A Summer Song
- The Supremes’ Where Did Our Love Go?
- Ronny and the Daytonas’ Little GTO
- The Beatles’ Can’t Buy Me Love
- Lesley Gore’s You Don’t Own Me
- Jackie DeShannon’s Put a Little Love in Your Heart
The story is Rated T.
I like the overall feel of it, particularly as it disperses the darkness of the series and brings it back to light. In particular, with the incredible longevity of Branch Borodin, it feels like my characters, in a way, will never die.
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