Tuesday, June 12, 2012

7 Hours: All Of Our Dreams by James Andrew Wilson

In each installment of 7 Hours, a character is visited by the enigmatic Thomas Constant, who makes a heart-stopping statement: “You are about to die. But you may choose from one of three options: Live seven more hours, travel back in time and relive seven hours, or accept the inevitable and die now.” 
The clock is ticking. 

What will you do with the time you have left?

Luke Harrison gets his chance with Thomas Constant. For the past five years Luke has been caring for his wife who is suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. While caring for her, he has been working on a painting that could be the ultimate masterpiece and remembering all of the dreams that the two of them will never see come true.

Now he has a choice before his death. Will he pick to go into the past or extend his life for seven more hours?

James Wilson had me very confused throughout this story. The timeline jumps all over the place without any form of coherence. (This may play into the plot he explores...) You'll be with Harrison in the present and then zip to the past without any indication. This style takes a while getting used to.

By the end of this short story you will understand the purpose behind this style and, once again, find yourself in the midst of a tear-jerker.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale House Publishing

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