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  1. says:

    this is a book with an irresistible hook High Fidelity with time travel that is the perfect opportunity for a joyful if flimsy romp full of pop culture references and fanboygirl gushing and a little romance slapped on top because a book's gotta have one of those and it started out that wayit's got that same kind of bittersweet nostalgia as Hi

  2. says:

    45 starsHave you ever noticed that mixing romance and time travel often ends badly? And yet authors still toy with the idea Fortunately one of them is first time novelist Mo Daviau She has written a uirky story that combines a whole litany of elements that practically guarantee a messy ending; love time travel over the hill rock st

  3. says:

    This is a brilliantly different look at time travel with a goofy irreverent voice and a lot of silly ideas When a bartender and former indie rock star finds a wormhole in his closet he decides it should only be used to allow

  4. says:

    First reaction upon finishing this shorter than it feels book I wish I could go back in time and convince myself not to read this book

  5. says:

    35 stars So this is the kind of person I am On my way home from working a conference in Woodley Park I got off the Red Line at Dupont Circle to get some empanadas Left unchecked in Dupont Circle I am going to wander into Kramerbooks because well hi I feel like Politics Prose is considered the acceptable answer to the uestion of favorite DC

  6. says:

    It book really surprised me I thought it was going to be really funny and ridiculous I mean the premise sounds a guy finding a wormh

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    Feh Didn't work for me I hate music geek stories to begin with At least this one lacked the orgasmic descriptions of what it's like to play in a band and how The Outsiders Will Never Understand I hate time travel stories tha

  8. says:

    though this book was by no means perfect I really really enjoyed it of COURSE you have to suspend your disbelief a bit where time travel is concerned and that's really not a problem for me To me this had the perfect blend of fun plot good ch

  9. says:

    This relentlessly creative and fast moving novel opens like a late night rock and roll uestion “If you could ti

  10. says:

    Started off fun and exciting but slowly turned into a bit of a soap opera Didn't love the characters all that much Had some great pop

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G with the past Karl and Lena bounce around time When Lena ultimately prevents her own long ago rape she alters the course of her life and threatens her future with KarlA high spirited and engaging novel Mo Daviau's EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE plays ball with the big uestions of where we would go and who we would become if we could rewrite our pasts as well as how to hold on to love across tim. Feh Didn t work for me I hate music geek stories to begin with At least this one lacked the orgasmic descriptions of what it s like to play in a band and how The Outsiders Will Never Understand I hate time travel stories that just casually handwave the technology and use it carelessly Yeah sure if you could travel in time wouldn t you go to a 1990 concert by the Pustulent Zits Not say the Crucifixion or ancient Babylon or to see Shakespeare And a guy is in 980 AD but can still text because like the satellites are still up and a month later his phone still has a charge Pfui The characters are dull as dishwater and I didn t care what happened to them SO much so that I couldn t finish the book There may be a good story here but this book is a fraud as science fiction

Summary Every Anxious Wave

Every Anxious Wave

Good guy Karl Bender is a thirty something bar owner whose life lacks love and meaning When he stumbles upon a time travelling worm hole in his closet Karl and his best friend Wayne develop a side business selling access to people who want to travel back in time to listen to their favorite bands It's a pretty ingenious plan until Every Anxious EpubKarl intending to send Wayne to trans. this is a book with an irresistible hook High Fidelity with time travel that is the perfect opportunity for a joyful if flimsy romp full of pop culture references and fanboygirl gushing and a little romance slapped on top because a book s gotta have one of those and it started out that wayit s got that same kind of bittersweet nostalgia as High Fidelity Wayne and I shared that common affliction plaguing single men with limited prospects and self destructive tendencies we regarded our pasts with such love and loss that every day forward was a butter knife to the gut Our twenties had been full of rock music and courage The future made us older but our wisdom was dubious Wayne and I avoided the pain of tomorrow with alcohol and old rock bands Pavement on the jukebox the heavenly reddish glow of neon signs and sentences that started with Remember whenheavy on the get off my lawn older man bitter A pack of talentless teenagers who played covers of Liz Phair songs like they meant nothing and then lo on PAGE TWO karl discovers that there is a time traveling wormhole in the floor of his bedroom that permits passage back in time and he rents it out to others for with very specific rules the wormhole can only be used to visit concerts from the past no souvenirs no photos or audio recordings no interactions of any kind no leaving the venue and no staying longer than the duration of the concert and despite all the jeeez mom rules this concept is fun fun stuff this is like first date icebreaking conversation starters what concert would you go to if you could even though there s only one answer oingo boingo farewell tour halloween 1995and now we are on a date and of course time travel is complicated and mistakes are made and karl s data entry typo sends his best only friend wayne back to 980 manhattan where the lack of technology problematizes wayne s return journey and reuires the recruitment of an astrophysicist who is coincidentally also a passionate music lover and also karl s type apparently all of these things the farfetched premise the reliance on coincidences the fast pace at the expense of explanation all of these set up an expectation for the kind of book this should have been frothy escapist nothing you have to think or feel too hard about a bit of rock and roll fun with silly pretty meaningless lines like Lena moved her foot over to mine to hold it We were holding feet like cautious lovers in a storybook about secretsand it is indeed popcorn lit for a while but then it goes a bit dark darker than the premise would suggest but not dark in a way that i found enjoyable the writing wasn t strong enough to support the tonal switch you need to earn your darkness or it can be alienating to the reader who has become caught up in this light fantasy until now the characters aren t developed enough to pull off a story with any depth they still think they are back in that rock and roll time travel book they auditioned for on the subject of characters i found both karl and lena to be profoundly unlikeable and they seemed so ill suited to one another i never understood if i was meant to be rooting for them to get together or for them to realize they had no chemistry i never understood their insistence on being together she s mercurial he s gormless there s no sparks flying anywhere he s like a burr that s attached to her just cuz she walked by and she s always trying to shake him off the synopsis sez this book will address how to hold on to love across time but these two can t even hold on to love across a chapter also his only consistent criterion for romantic attraction seems to be damage which is usually a sinister uality in a man this book glosses too much which is fine in the kind of book i thought it was at the start a we re just having fun here book can get away with a freewheeling nose thumb at details like how does time travel work it just does wheeeeeewhy are they in a relationship with each other they just are wheeeeeebut once you start introducing things like rape body image infant mortality etc you re not a wheeeeee book any and serious books reuire a little effort don t get me wrong i am absolutely fine with there being no explanation for time travel if time travel existed and you tried to explain the how to me i guarantee i would not understand it but i would kinda like to know what these characters see in each other to be fair this same uestion is addressed in the book but it s waaaayyy at the end which is too little too late for a book positioning itself as a music geeky romance and you have to just roll with it for a long time before the uestion is even asked and never i would venture satisfactorily answered i m grateful to have won this through firstreads and for a debut it s got a lot going for it but there s some shaky first timer bits that ll probably all be tidied away by book 2 it s a medium threei mean inasmuch as High Fidelity is a joyful romp focusing as it does on a bitter and sad man who uses music as an insulating barrier between himself and the world and can t maintain relationships but probably gets the girl in the end anyway i only saw the movie and i don t remember the ending but i m guessing that s what happens because who would turn down john cusack rightcome to my blog

characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Mo Daviau

Ports him back to instead Though Wayne sends texts extolling the uality of life in tenth century Mannahatta Karl is distraught that he can't bring his friend backEnter brilliant prickly overweight astrophysicist Lena Geduldig Karl and Lena's connection is immediate While they work on getting Wayne back Karl and Lena fall in love with time travel and each other Unable to resist meddlin. 35 stars So this is the kind of person I am On my way home from working a conference in Woodley Park I got off the Red Line at Dupont Circle to get some empanadas Left unchecked in Dupont Circle I am going to wander into Kramerbooks because well hi I feel like Politics Prose is considered the acceptable answer to the uestion of favorite DC bookstore but I gotta be honest I lean a little towards Kramer because I love their layout and their brunch is delicious if pricey and I sort of hung out with Elena Kagan there once If you stretch the definition of hung out to include watched her browse the fiction section from the sidewalk while waiting for my sister in law Anyway I went there after my conference and promptly gathered up about six books that are on my to read lists but not available from my library system I read the first paragraph of each of them and after much hemming and hawing I walked out of the store with this one Which I d kinda forgotten that I d saved here on Goodreads I have no idea where I heard about this but I saw it on the shelf at Kramer and was like Oh yeah This is like fifth tier maybe I ll think about reading it list stuff Then I read the first paragraph and it was a dollar or two cheaper than the others so I went with it I ve seen this described as High Fidelity with time travel and no perfect summary can there be This book kind of plunks you down in media res with everything sort of already happening our narrator Karl is a bartender in Chicago who s discovered a time travel portal in his closet Formerly the guitarist of a cult followed 90s alternative band music is the primary tool that Karl uses to relate to the world and to organize the people in it So he sets up a business with his wormhole in which he sends people back in time to see concerts they might ve missed the first time around or whose emotional highs they just wanna relive Which raises the uestion what concert would you go to Maybe I ve spent too much time with people who talk and think about 90s indie rock so much or maybe I m not cool enough for this uestion but the first thing I thought of was Jeff Buckley Grace is easily my favorite album I ve ever discovered post artist death AnywayKarl s got some rules for his time travel venture go back for the length of the show and immediately come home so souvenirs no photos no interacting with the past Easy enough right HaKarl runs this business with his computer nerd friend Wayne and things are all good until Wayne gets it in his head that he wants to go back to December 1980 and stop Chapman from murdering Lennon But oops Karl makes a typo and sends Wayne back to the year 980 instead So Karl goes in search of a physicist who might be able to help him bring Wayne home and that brings him together with Lena an overweight tattooed former Riot Grrrl with her fair share of emotional baggage While working to rescue Wayne Karl and Lena embark on something that kind of looks like a relationship and ultimately leads Karl towards time travelly hi jinks And I mean what can go wrong with time travelly hi jinks right So here s my complaint We don t get to know the characters before they re responding to this one particular situation and so they didn t really take shape as fully developed people I didn t really see why Lena and Karl became a Thing I feel like Daviau based these characters on the kind of people she s got floating around in her own life or perhaps herself and so they looked like fully formed characters to her while she was writing but she never took the time to develop them for the reader s benefit At least until we hit maybe the 67% mark by which point it was a little too late But I actually liked this book Enough to round three and a half stars up to four Which doesn t sound like glowing praise but actually is something The time travel stuff is handled fairly well for someone who doesn t really like reading intensely sci fi time travel where there s a lot of focus on world building and how the physics works It works because she says it does and I was okay with that She manages to sprinkle in some nice use of foreshadowing and by the time she brings everything full circle she d done so with some level of heartwarminess I had some emotional reactions by the end at which point I was drawing mental comparisons to George Bailey and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind But the road to get there was a little too choppy Daviau introduces some darker heavier elements that didn t reeeaaally work for me mostly because the characters weren t developed enough before things got dark If she had taken the time to write a solid introduction to Karl and to Lena to give some weight to the decisions they make early on I think this book maybe could ve packed a considerable emotional wallop But because she dropped us in on what could or should have maybe been the second or third chapter of the book the book stays somewhere just above average for me I think a lot of people might have fun with it if they don t mind the lack of character depth or aren t sticklers for time travelling explanations but for me this book is solid B territory