You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.
Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.
But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and—maybe, just maybe—his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.
All Our Wrong Todays is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent. (From Amazon)
**I was offered to review this book, (and the other book in the photo) by Dutton Books, I received the books for free, in exchange of an honest review**
** This was a 5 star book, based on its originality alone**
So the term Techno-utopian is used frequently in this book, so I’m going to run with it. This book was so witty, and clever, and so unlike anything I have read before. Not even going to lie to you guys, I got confused, Parts of the story, I couldn’t keep up. I was thinking “Huh?” “What?” a few times, but none of that takes away from how spectacular this book was.
It does leave you asking yourself. How far would you go for love? For your family? For your friends? For your significant other? The world, or worlds rather, Elan Mastai builds in this book are so creative, and genius, and I would love to live in his version of 2016. I can’t stress this enough. If you guys want something new, and fresh to read, pick this book up February 7th, 2017