The Accidental Time Machine
Copyright 2007 by
I first read this on the 20th September 2008 and most recently on the 24th April 2010
Matthew Fuller has been wasting his time at MIT.
He's pretty smart but instead of finishing his thesis, he's making
do, working as a lab technician.
Of course, once his time machine is working he'll be wealthy and rich.
Except that currently each time he uses it, he seems
to sink further into crime.
In the future he'll meet the lovely Martha. She might actually make a man of
But first he'll have to escape the police, possibly the mafia, the AI
known as "La" and even Jesus himself, reborn as ruler of a future America.
Well like all of Haldeman's novels, they lack affect, they do read as a
little flat. When it's a war novel that can hint at strangled, suppressed and compressed emotions.
When it's the Accidental Time Machine for young adults it's just, well, a little
It is an enjoyable but lightweight read, but some great ideas
aren't developed and it all feels a bit rushed.
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