The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his... show more
Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message."This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
Publish date: April 8th 2014
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
There's really not much to say about this that other reviewers haven't said sooner and better. And I'm an unabashed Claire North/Kate Griffin fangirl, so perhaps I'm an easy target for her particular brand of literary magic, but in any case, this was spectacularly good.
This book blends several genres together seamlessly into one intricate, if not at times wandering, story. There is science fiction, to be sure, but also healthy doses of historical fiction, mystery, and literary fiction in here which make it a good book-club book or crossover novel for those who mig...
Author: Claire North Rating: 2 stars Two stars because the writing was solid.But the story lost something along the way and became muddled. The science was ... odd. Ms. North lost me at quantum mirror.If quantum mirrors are your thing - I say have at it! Meanwhile I'm moving on to my next book....
I'm done with this book. I cannot explain why I always feel so bogged down trudging through Russia unexpectedly, though I am aware of the similarity of, you know, every other invasion of Russia ever. This isn't war, precisely, but I just stopped caring once it stopped being as much of a mystery an...
It is hard to rate a book that is well-crafted but which I actively disliked. I’ll call it middle of the road; clearly it works for many readers. There are partial SPOILERS below.This is basically a time travel book. Harry August is one of a small group of people who are reborn over and over again, ...