Friday, January 8, 2016

The Fold by Peter Clines

3 Stars
After reading Ron 2.0’s review I had no plans on reading The Fold, but then Ed loooooooved it so I just assumed Ron 2.0 read it wrong per usual and this little baby went back on the TBR. But THEN? Then Shelby agreed with Ron 2.0 and if you are familiar with them you’ll know that never happens. I figured that meant the apocalypse was nigh and I had to make sure I had some stuff taken care of before I read it . . .

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Alright so here’s the deal. Mike Erikson lives the life of an Average Joe, teaching at a small high school in New England. Mike’s brain, however, is anything but average . . .

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Mike chose the simple life rather than cashing in on his smarts – but when an old friend comes asking for a favor his curiosity makes it become an offer he can’t refuse. What’s the favor? Travel across the country to find out as much as he can about a project that has been affectionately nicknamed the “Albuquerque Door” . . .

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(If you don’t get that reference, you may have had a terrible childhood.)

The project (teleportation, for those of you not familiar with the “left turn” imagery above) appears to be successful, but everything other than the results have fallen under a “trade secret” umbrella and therefore have been allowed to remain secret. Using the little marching ants who file every minor detail away in the recesses of Mike’s brain . . . .

(Get it? Dave Matthews? Ants Marching? Hilarious!)

Combined with Mike’s easy-breezy personality, perhaps some information can be retrieved without anyone really saying much of anything.

When Mike arrives he already has assumptions of what potential problems might be discovered . . .

(My undying gratitude, Mr. Clines, for presenting a legit opportunity for me to conduct some Goldbluming.)

What he never expected to find was an invention that actually works. However, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes obvious there is something seriously off about the flux capacitor . . .

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and it’s up to Mike to discover why everyone has remained so hush-hush.

The Fold sounds pretty amazing, right? Yeah, I thought so too. And then the last 100 pages shit the bed. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut – I still couldn’t put the dang thing down and read the whole book in a few hours and seriously got on board with the last few pages . . .

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If this is on your reading list, definitely keep it there.

ARC provided by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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