Time's Chariot tells of a man turning 80 who is faced with a killer, a woman's love, and a host of conflicts from his haunted past as a Marine sniper, including the loss of his wife. In some ways it's the quintessential account of an elderly man facing death who confronts present and past with determination and courage; in another way, it's about the increasing fluidity of time as the years march on.
Because so much alternates between past and present, the casual leisure reader seeking a quick read might find Time's Chariot a challenge. It's about movement and growth even at the end of time itself: no easy topic for the reader seeking action and adventure.
Those who appreciate the classic works of Saul Bellow and others who write of the middle-aged or elderly experience will find something exceptional in Time's Chariot: a culmination of a lifetime of influences and experiences all wound up in what could be a final crescendo of either celebration or surrender… no spoilers here: read Time's Chariot to find out....Continua