Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
What would you do if you got a glimpse of your own personal future and it looked bleak? Try to change things, or accept that the future is unchangeable and make the best of it?
I picked up this book because I like the TV show so much that I wanted to learn more. There are major differences between the two, mainly that the flashforward in the book is 20 years in the future, while the flashforward in the TV show is only 6 months. I think 6 months makes the story more compelling, and has a more immediate effect on the characters and the choices they start making.
While the book centered on scientists and explained the scientific cause of the flashforward, I prefer the FBI agents on the show not knowing the cause. I have to admit that all of the scientific explanations bogged the story down and I skimmed over those pages. To be honest, those parts made my eyes glaze over as though I was back in Science 101.
Gave this a 3 out of 5 rating as it’s a great premise and I liked it enough to finish it, but it was a little on the dry side and I could have done without all of the science. Not a must read, but just okay.