Time and again book review

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time and again book review

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I was glad I happened to purchase the illustrated version of the book as the old photo's and sketches added to my enjoyment. Great ending for a book club discussion. Loved the book! So, how did Si Morley ever get back there if Danzinger was never born?? Also, would have liked to know how Si and Julie's final meeting and life together turned out as well as Jake's cover up of his identity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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He enjoys the sights of the city at that time: still much farming on Manhattan, the Dakota and Museum of Natural History standing pretty much alone, the arm of the Statue of Liberty standing by itself in Madison Square, and many other things. But he also falls in love with Julia Charbonneau, who is engaged to a brusque and brutal man named Jake Pickering. It turns out Pickering has some sort of blackmail scheme going, and Si must decide whether to meddle with events. Finney's novel is nearly a classic: sufficiently rich and accomplished to qualify as literature. He supplements the excellent story with historic photos and drawings the latter supposedly drawn by his hero , and it's rather surprising this tale has not yet been filmed.

As I said, not much snap. That suspense dissipates somewhat when Morley makes the first two of four trips across 88 years. This, it seems to me, is the central purpose of Time and Again. Finney writes about the way people acted, how homes were lighted, the horses and carriages and, after a big snow, the sleigh rides. He writes about a melodramatic streak in the way people thought and talked about feelings. For Morley, the people seem happier and more at peace than in his home year of To flesh out these observations, Finney includes photographs and illustrations from the period.

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Time and Again is a illustrated novel by American writer Jack Finney. The many illustrations in the book are real, though, as explained in an endnote, not all are from the period in which the actions of the book take place. It had long been rumored that Robert Redford would adapt the book into a movie. The project has never come to fruition. Though a film of this novel has never been made, a film, Somewhere in Time features a similar time travel technique. The film concerns a young man unhappy with his life as a playwright. He meets a scientist named Dr.


  1. Outinreachyrs says:

    Start by marking “Time and Again (Time, #1)” as Want to Read: Science fiction, mystery, a passionate love story, and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney's spellbinding story of a young man enlisted in a secret government experiment. My year in books.

  2. Nicole B. says:

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