Time Was

Ian McDonald
Time Was Cover

Time Was


First of all, like all the other reviewers have said, this book is not like the blurb provided by the publisher. It's a story about a book collector who tries to solve the mystery of two lost British WWII soldiers who were lovers but disappeared. It is not a romance about the two soldiers. That being said, the book is a disjointed mess with some beautiful prose. I found it difficult to follow at times. It's a novella, only 144 pages and it took me half the book to get acquainted with its form. If you're going to read this book, go in knowing that it's a time travel mystery and that the chapters are all first person POV, but alternate between the book collector and one of the soldiers.

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