“𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘.”
Lost Friday is a cleverly woven tale of time travel. I am not going to be giving you a blurb because you can easily read it anywhere. What I will say, is that this is one hell of a book and if you are missing out on it, you are missing out on a lot. This is the second book of the author that I’ve read and it was a striking contrast to the first one.
The basic plot of the book was cleverly woven. The story was really fast paced and it felt as if the main characters were always on the go. The book begins with a bang and it is a little confusing at first but you soon get the hang of it. There were some instances in the story that were a little heavy but as the story progresses, I found what these instances amounted up to and then, there came a point when I didn’t really wish to put the book down..
The major theme of the book was a little complex with the time travel concept being woven into a generic thriller novel. The way the story has been threaded offers a really fresh and interesting perspective on an otherwise cliched plot. The action sequences were par level and the words of the author painted a very vivid picture of all the scenes in there. The subtle punches of humor kept the spice in the book.
The author also introduced a lot of different characters in the book which could be confusing for some readers. In fact, if I am being truly honest, the number of characters being introduced all at once, is the only complaint I have about this book.
The world building was commendable. The scenes were penned with such prowess that even the constant switching of the scenes from the past to the present was not really confusing for the reader. The language of the author was really flowy and smooth. The book, in its entire course, kept me bouncing on the edge of my seat anticipating what might happen next.
Further, the story had a very strong narration and the characters kept building and developing throughout the course of the book. However, I would like to issue a fair warning that this is not an easy read. You have to be INTO the book in order to understand it well.
I would recommend this book to all the people who wish to read a thriller that is engaging and messes with the screws of their brain.