The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
This is a very interesting book to read. The author, or narrator of the book talks to you as if someone is telling you a story. At first I went into it thinking, well this is interesting, but I’m not sure if it will really grab me. Let me say that I haven’t read a book that was this hard to put down and go to bed, in a long time.
I honestly can’t think of the last one that did that for me. I have a strict schedule when it comes to bed (helps my anxiety I can be prone to from lack of sleep) and I kept going past the time with this book.
The book–without giving away anything–has a very interesting premise and some unique aspects about it. It mentions the book, The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, and the best part about it? BookShout gave it away for free to read the other day. Great timing!
If you like science fiction, steampunk, and fantasy, this is just the book to read. I plan to get his other book, The Map of the Sky eventually to check that one out too. I really enjoyed his writing style.
The only negative bits for me were where some of the characters came across as a bit . . . off. In the way they spoke, acted, that sort of thing. They came across as characters in a book (which the author may very well have intended for all I know) instead of real people. That didn’t detract from my reading experience though. Just made me roll my eyes sometimes while I read. But again, for all I know the way the book is written overall, he may well have intended it, or in the original language, it didn’t come across that way.