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This is how you Lose the Time war

El-Mohtar, Amal. Book - 2019 Science Fiction / El-Mohtar, Amal, Adult Book / Fiction / Science Fiction / General / El-Mohtar, Amal 2 On Shelf 1 request on 8 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.

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! submitted by mlmchale on August 20, 2019, 10:33pm This book is fantastic! Gladstone and El-Mohtar are both wonderful on their own, and this collaborative work is pure genius.

A Beautiful Mix of Sci-Fi and Poetry submitted by kkrasity on July 19, 2020, 8:18pm This short book packs a lot of beauty into its pages. It starts off with an interesting sci-fi premise and becomes more intricate and poetic by the chapter, creating an ultimately very clever and romantic story.

Fantastic and beautiful science fiction submitted by judahorli on August 16, 2021, 10:20am A beautifully written, poetic piece of science fiction. I adored the letter writing format, the romance, the world building. A genius piece of work.

Beautiful and moving submitted by eilusk on June 19, 2022, 8:53pm The prose was sometimes difficult to follow because the book is dense with complicated sci-fi premises and poetic metaphors. I admit I skimmed a few sections rather than try to interpret whatever elaborate Spy vs Spy shenanigans Red and Blue were up to in that particular time period, but it never completely lost me. I'm a sucker for poetic imagery and symbolism, and the emotional heart of the romance is clear. Totally enchanting and lovely.

Not my favorite, mostly because of the formatting style submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on June 20, 2022, 9:47pm I didn’t love the storytelling style of this book, and that made it hard for me to like the book. (I didn’t love the style of _The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society_, either, to be consistent and fair.) Plus I felt like the writing at the beginning of _Lose the Time War_ was… odd. It was choppy, used incomplete sentences, the content was opaque, and it felt deliberately out-of-kilter, in a way that I think was meant to help the reader understand that the narrators are not human. I get it, but I didn’t enjoy it as a reader.

The writing smoothed out as we get into the book, and I did start to enjoy the story more. In the end, it felt like a writing exercise turned all the way into a published book. It wasn’t quite my thing. On the other hand, it was creative and I like to read things outside of my usual comfort zones and styles, because life would be boring otherwise.

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PUBLISHED
New York, NY : Saga Press, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 198 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781534430990
9781534431003
1534431004

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Gladstone, Max.

SUBJECTS
Time travel -- Fiction.
Science fiction.