I read this because the television show was cancelled before the end and I enjoyed the show so much I needed to find out what really happened. It is a quick read and satisfying to all those frustrated viewers who mourned the cancellation of the television series.
The book is cleanly written and it has some very big ideas in it and some very far future scenarios depicted - reminiscent of a less technologically ambitious Arthur C Clarke who is better, though, at writing about personal relationships. This would have developed into a stunning series, I believe.
This was an enjoyable escapist read. If you enjoy the occasional tense, sci-fi adventure, a bit of mystery and thriller aspects to spice things up, and a breathtaking sweep of humanity's history, then give this one a try. I might read more Robert J Sawyer when I am in the required not-so-serious mood for something entertaining....Continua
I don't know, maybe I should stop reading Sawyer with such high hopes... or maybe I should just try and read the newer ones.
Flashforward is ok, I guess, definitely better than that terrible tv series they made, but it does kind of shove some kind of philosophy down your throat.
I don't know, Sawyer used to be my favorite writer, so I guess I'm a bit disappointed.
Picked up after having liked the tv series abc decided to kill, I found a completely different story linked only by the very appealing idea of the flashforward.
What is much better in the book is the glimpse the author gives on the future world and how the event also affects macro dynamics, what I liked less is the excessive focus on some personal sub-plots, especially the simcoe wedding conundrum.
Very nice ending, with a long term science fiction trip and two very charged conclusions: one character giving up eternal life for real love in a human timespan and another character realising life is more than the day to day rat race. Worth reading
I read the book since I was so curious about a tv series really good.
Even if the idea it's terrific, the novel it's poor and I didn't enjoy it at all.
I read this after really liking the series on TV. I like the concept and some of the ideas based around the effect a glimpse of the future has on people and the world. I wasn't crazy about the style of writing and found it a bit of a chore to get through.
My biggest gripe was the author's overuse of the word "doubtless" - it drove me crazy! A good concept, but too scientific for me....Continua