Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Of Time and Place B.R. Freemont

Author: B. R. Freemont
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Date of Publication: August 17, 2012

As the global energy crisis of the 21st century wears on, James Lendeman searches for answers - both for the country and for himself.

Working in the Federal Energy Department for the iconoclastic and enigmatic Kate Hastings, James is at the center of a world of political intrigue and personal conflicts. Unsure of whether he can go along with Kate's plans for the country (and for him), he is forced to steer his own way through a maze of personal and professional problems.

When we meet James a few years later (through an ingenious weaving of dual timelines), he is in Savannah, working as a contractor for the government and debating the merits of a flirtatious college student who lives in his boarding house.

Nimbly moving forward and backward through James's personal timeline, Of Time and Place leads its readers on a journey through the twists and turns of life in a kind of historical novel of the future. From a tumultuous romance and marriage to a romantic spring in Florence and the adversities along the way, James finds himself debating both his own life and the feasibility of maintaining a viable US economy in the mid-21st century.

Drawn from very real issues of global import, and playing out in some of the most storied cities in the world, Of Time and Place will leave every reader pondering the future -- and the present.

I'll be honest, I really struggled with this book. I was looking forward to reading it as the synopsis was very intriguing.  One thing I did like about Of Time and Place is that it is very well written and thought out.  I liked the idea of a glimpse into a potential future with changes in use of energy.  Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to keep up my interest.  I found that I did not like the dual timelines.  It was a bit disorienting and it didn't work for me.  The book is long and I found myself skimming sections. 

But!  Just because it didn't work for me, doesn't mean you shouldn't try it out.  It has gotten excellent reviews on Goodreads as well as other reviewers on this blog tour.  Pick up a copy and try it out for yourself!

About the author:

B.R. Freemont was born in New York and has lived in the Savannah area for over a decade. He holds a B.A. from Columbia and an M.A. from New York University. During his business career, Freemont filled a number of management assignments and briefly worked for government entities.

Over the years, his interests have included: astronomy, domestic and foreign travel, dog breed club administration, wine tasting, and avidly reading both fiction and non-fiction.

He is married and has a son and two daughters.

Paperback & ebook
Price: $16.95 paperback, $7.99 ebook
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
ISBN: 9781937928728
Pages: 539
Release: August 17, 2012

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1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Kari, thanks for taking the time to read and review B.R.'s book.