The based-on-the-movie book. If you liked the movie, you'll like the book. The story itself describes a dreary disutopia and one prisoner's drug-laced nightmare reality...always good summer reading!
A great tale of the paradoxes of time travel, that is ten times better than the new series that was just aired on TV. The tv thingy was boring for me and didn't have the suspense of the book. Post-apocalyptic science motivated by desperate circumstances, but somehow reminds me of sending criminals to Australia: few knew exactly what they would find, but the prisoners had little choice. How do you decipher a world you have never seen before? And what will your actions make of this version of history. A great read with great twists!
I liked the movie,so I wanted to get a little more information on what was happening. But...this book is an adaption from the movie. So it is really just a written version of movie script. Still good, but it does not have anything extra.
From the back cover: "The time: 2035 A.D. The place: post-apocalyptic Philadelphia. The hero: a desperate convict from a subterranean high-security prison. The mission: travel back to the past to discover what killed the world.
James Cole is doing twenty-five-to-life in an underground prison when he is offered a mission that could wipe out his sentence. A group of government scientists are sending him back to the past to discover the source of a deadly virus that laid waste to the world as we knew it. His first trip back mistakenly lands him in 1990-and in a mental hospital. Here he meets a psychiatrist, who, alarmed by his prophetic warnings of the world's fate, believes him to be insane. Also questioning his own sanity, Cole attempts to unravel the apolcalyptic nightmare. His only clues are a haunting childhood memory and a series of cryptic symbols of an unknown group, the Army of the Twelve Monkeys."