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Man in the Empty Suit

Ferrell, Sean

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Man in the Empty Suit
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Life isn't easy for the time traveller who's seen it all. He's already toured the entirety of human history and the outside world. That's why this time traveller celebrates his birthday partying with himself. The year he turns 39, though, the party takes a stressful turn for the worse. Before he even makes it into the grand ballroom for a drink he encounters the body of his 40 year-old self, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. As he follows the clues, he discovers rampant paranoia and suspicion among his younger selves, and a frightening conspiracy among the elders.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2013
ISBN: 1616951257
9781616951252
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 24 cm

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Apr 30, 2014
  • Kuhflubbadubba rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this to be a very gripping and exciting story with nearly overwhelming levels of mystery. The intricate plot centers around a protagonist who is selfish to the point of being unlikeable, but he seems to learn his lesson by the end. I loved the character development of the time-traveler and Lily. The final few paragraphs sealed this story as a truly good one in my mind, when the man condemns his past and future self and becomes a better person. This is the best book I have read in a long time. Highly recommended.

Dec 02, 2013
  • terrykli rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I do enjoy science fiction and time travel novels. After reading this book, I would not recommend it. Instead I would suggest 11/22/63 by Stephen King and Replay by Ken Grimwood. I especially enjoyed 11/22/63 (even though I am not a Stephen King fan).

Dec 01, 2013
  • SB2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Twisting and turning and hard to hold onto: the story does a great job of conveying the slippery, paranoid dream-like world the protgaonist inhabits. In a broken down hotel in a largely abandoned New York City in 2071, a time-traveller holds a party on one night of the year with all of his multiple selves: each one a year older or younger. But in his 39th year, something has gone wrong. His 40 year old self has been found murdered and a woman - someone who has never been seen before - has appeared at the party. He has a year to solve both mysteries and reclaim the one true version / pathway of himself. I enjoyed this novel: it is very clever and engrossing but the ending did leave me feeling a little "high and dry" - not sure why as it fits the story really well.

Mar 05, 2013
  • MadReads rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sort of an Incpetion meets the Time Traveler's Wife. I can already see this one being made into a movie.

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Apr 30, 2014
  • Kuhflubbadubba rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I knocked, knowing that I would find a place weighted in my favor just by there being one person willing to help me more than I'd ever been willing to help myself."

Apr 30, 2014
  • Kuhflubbadubba rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You had no right."

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Apr 30, 2014
  • Kuhflubbadubba rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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