How to Stop Time

A Novel

Paperback, 352 pages

Published June 11, 2019 by Penguin Books.

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This book was… different. I enjoy time bending fiction because usually it’s a thriller, or adventure, or scientifically interesting. But here, even though it is scientifically interesting and there is – or at least has been – much adventure, there’s also an overwhelmingly satisfying feeling of Humanity, of rightness, of oneness about Estienne. His observations are profound, proving that Haig has lost nothing of his genius. You can perhaps see some of this novel as a travel memoir through time, although it is of course really a story of how love survives and clings and fights on. I have read some chick-lit, some geeky romantic fiction and some overblown, almost pornographic novels. I have never read anything like this. It’s going into the same box as Watson’s Eleven and Extence’s Alex Woods, Crossan’s Apple and Rain and Joyce’s Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. It has a solemn, potent reality all its …

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