A different twist on time travel, with a historic slant. A number of us in our family read this, and we enjoyed discussing it at the dinner table. Science is not the strong point here, but Finney has fun with time travel issues.
Time and Again is one of my favorite books I've ever read. Not only is the story one that will keep any reader engaged, it is set against the backdrop of New York City at the turn of the century. With amazing historical accuracy, Jack Finney describes not only everyday life during this period, but also historical events from the point of view of a citizen at that time.
This book is a must read for any New Yorker. For visitors to New York, it would be fun to read this book, then tour the Gramercy Park area of NYC, which stands not too differently from how it did during the time-frame of when Time and Again was written.
I really enjoyed this book. So much so that I ordered the sequel from PBS. Finney has done a very thorough job with his research of NYC in 1882. He paints such detailed pictures with his words that it is easy to imagine yourself there along with his characters. I really see the old buildings and brick streets in my hometown in a new light after reading this book.
I almost decided not to post this book, because I liked it so much! The sequel to it, "From Time to Time" is also a keeper.
Very interesting, especially to anyone who has lived (or visited) Manhattan. Time travel experiment, with government involvement. Simon travels back to 1882 NYC and his descriptions of the people, places, events surpass any others I have ever read. Jack Finney, the author does a great job of taking the reader along for an exciting literary ride. I felt like I was right there in the midst of the action. He does the whole narrative in the first person so you don't get the thoughts of any other characters, something I would have liked. I guess, this way, it reads more like a true diary/journal. Pictures of the area, people are included with the text. I highly recommend it.