Friday, May 29, 2009
Time and Again by Jack Finney
Si Morey is an illustrator who was asked by the U.S. Government to take part in an experiment; a top secret one. He was shown how it worked and - seeing he had a military record - they thought he'd be safe. All he had to do was observe and sketch what he saw and not interfere with anything. So, Si signed himself up and was trained to live in the year of 1882. However, did he really step out into that year? The U.S. Government believes he did; especially seeing he returned with a portfolio of sketches from a time that no longer exists. The bigger question for Si Morley is this: does he want to stay in his present time or go back for the woman he loves?
Jack Finney was born on 2nd, October 1911 and is one of the most incredible writers of time travel and sci-fi fiction around. This book is brilliantly written with a fantastic eye for detail and it will hold you to the very end. Jack Finney has also written another lot of books; such as: '3', 'About Time' and 'The Body Snatcher's. He passed away in California of pnemonia in 1995 survived by his wife, daughter and granddaughter.