Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mr. Thursday, by Emily St. John Mandel

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(Time Travel) Victor wants a Lamborghini, but a strange man offers him money not to buy it. (4,836 words; Time: 16m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by , appeared in issue 03/17/17, published on .

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Pro: The story actually does have a plot, albeit a small one. Mr. Thursday wants to prevent Rose’s death, but despite his efforts, she dies anyway, and he loses his job for his interference.

Con: It’s dull. We get all sorts of info about Victor and Rose that we don’t care about. The story infodumps its way through chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 before anything happens. Even most of chapter 3 is pointless filler. We never care about any of the characters, and Mr. Thursday comes across as an annoying loser.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. My impression was that he didn't prevent the accident, but he does pull her out. Rose reminded him of his daughter.