In Times Like These: A Time Travel Adventure by Nathan Van Coops

In Times Like TheseI finished reading this one a few weeks ago, and had a great time with it. As the title suggests, it’s, you know, an adventure story involving, well, time travel.

It begins with a group of friends waiting out a thunderstorm in a dugout, hoping to get their planned softball game in once the rain and wind moves on and becomes somebody’s else’s ¬†problem. But it’s not to be. A power line is knocked loose by the storm and drapes the dugout, blasting our new pals ass-over-tits. When they regain consciousness, something feels a bit off, and it doesn’t take them long to learn the reason. They’ve woken up in freaking 1985!

The novel is a lengthy, fun ride. The characters are likable and real, and there’s no shortage of twists and turns in the plot. Will they figure out a way to return home to 2009? Will they even want to? Along the way they meet plenty of memorable characters, ¬†and encounter any number of compelling situations. It’s highly entertaining. And today it’s free for Kindle. If it sounds like your kind of thing, you won’t be disappointed.

2 comments

  1. I just finished this today… GREAT read.. Like Jeff said, if it sounds like you might be interested, you probably will enjoy it

  2. I read this recently and thought it was just ok. Not bad but it didn’t really excite me. All the main characters are teenagers and it seemed to me that the book was aimed at a teenage audience. The good news for fans of this one is that there is already sequel out and it appears as if the author is aiming for a franchise.

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