Saturday, August 25, 2018

Book: Steve Toutonghi's "Side Life"

I'm falling a little behind in my Goodreads reading challenge.  I didn't read during our Canadian rail travels.  I started back up when I got home.

Steve Toutonghi's "Side Life" is a cross between Quantum Leap and Sliders.  The main character discovers a device that sends his consciousness into another person in a different time and place.  When his conscience returns to his own body, it turns out to be his body from an alternate time line.

The book follows the main character as he moves from body to alternate time lines trying to figure out what the machine does and how to find a 'good' alternate time line to live in.

The book starts out interesting with many thought-provoking ideas but it ends running off the rails and completely comes apart in the last few chapters.  If you asked me what happened in the last chapter, I would be hard pressed to give an adequate explanation.

I gave this book three out of five stars on Goodreads because of the disappointing end.

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