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Time and Again By Jack Finney Time and Again One of the most beloved tales of our time Science fiction mystery a passionate love story and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney s spellbinding story of a young man en

  • Title: Time and Again
  • Author: Jack Finney
  • ISBN: 9780575073609
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Time and Again By Jack Finney One of the most beloved tales of our time Science fiction, mystery, a passionate love story, and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney s spellbinding story of a young man enlisted in a secret Government experiment Transported from the mid twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable Ladies Mile of BroaOne of the most beloved tales of our time Science fiction, mystery, a passionate love story, and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney s spellbinding story of a young man enlisted in a secret Government experiment Transported from the mid twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable Ladies Mile of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th century mystery by discovering its 19th century roots Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past A story that will remain in the listener s memory, Time and Again is a remarkable blending of the troubled present and a nostalgic past, made vivid and extraordinarily moving by the images of a time that wasd perhaps still is.
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    1. Joe Valdez on said:

      The next stop in my time travel marathon November being Science Fiction Month and by far the best yet is Time and Again, a little known but much loved 1970 novel by Jack Finney that handles a fantastic premise a government project sends a man eighty eight years into New York City s past with imagination, sensuality and logic than any time travel story I ve read This is a wonderful book that has just become one of my favorites.Simon Morley, known as Si , is twenty eight years old, an art student [...]

    2. Angela M on said:

      When I read a time travel story, I try not to dwell on how the character got to this other time and place It just doesn t pay because then I start asking questions for which there is no realistic answer So for me it has to be about the destination, what I find there, what happens there, what it means for the character in his or her present day.And oh what we find there in New York City in 1882 Beautiful buildings some of which are still standing in Si Morley s present day New York of 1970, inter [...]

    3. Duane on said:

      I thourghly enjoyed this book I love historical fiction, time travel, adventure, and a little romance It makes a perfect combination Add the wonderful imagination of Jack Finney and you have a literary treat The concept of time travel in this story is so natural and realistic that it becomes almost beliveable, it only requires imagination, the right setting, and faith My favorite thing about the novel though was the imagery created of 1882 New York City I can see why New Yorkers love this book R [...]

    4. Algernon on said:

      It was an ordinary day, a Friday, twenty minutes till lunchtime, five hours till quitting time and the weekend, ten months till vacation, thirty seven years till retirement Then the phone rang Simon Morley is a graphic artist in New York around 1970, caught in a boring job doing advertisement drawings for moderate pay He is just about ready for an adventure, anything to escape his predictable and unappealing current lifestyle The mystery caller offers him the opportunity of a lifetime to travel [...]

    5. Phrynne on said:

      I went into this one with very high expectations from all its rave reviews but came out with a middle of the road opinion It was a pleasant enough read but I could not find the spark that would have made it a top class one.I am a sucker for a good time travel experience but was not impressed with the method of travel used in Time and Again However it served its purpose and we travelled to New York in 1882 I am pretty sure that you need to be acquainted with that city in order to really appreciat [...]

    6. Andrew Smith on said:

      I m doing the rounds of time travel novels I ve read a few and here s my quick and dirty order, so far 1 11 22 63 Stephen King2 Man in the Empty Suit Sean Ferrell3 The Time Traveller s Wife Audrey Niffenegger4 Time and Again Jack FinneySo this one is in last place Well, last of a list of four of my favourite books I love the options time travel opens up and each of the above does a brilliant job of exploiting that The only reason this doesn t t climb higher in the list is that I found the presen [...]

    7. H. on said:

      If Simon Morley, protagonist of Finney s Time and Again, had any real personality beyond his nickname being Si, perhaps the book s loose ends and rough edges would have distracted less But he is neither a complex and interesting original nor a heavy handed archetype He s of a blank slate onto which we might project ourselves, the first person writing tone that of an amateur blogger who is trying his hand at a journalistic account of a very exciting place No matter the topic, if the writing is b [...]

    8. Carol on said:

      If you like mystery, action and intrigue with a bit of romance and VERY DESCRIPTIVE details of the people, architecture and life in 1880 s New York, you will like this book Interesting method of time travel.I was glad I happened to purchase the illustrated version of the book as the old photo s and sketches added to my enjoyment Great ending for a book club discussion Loved the book view spoiler Surprised and a little confused at the ending when Si actually prevents the meeting of Danzinger s pa [...]

    9. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      I m not sure what happened with this time travel tale, where a man travels back to NYC in the late 1800 s and gets involved in the lives of some people in a boarding house in that era, except that it got just a little slow for me about 1 2 or 2 3 through So I skimmed the rest and read the ending my husband HATES it when I do that , and kind of lost interest I keep meaning to get back to it but it s never happened, and it s been at least a year This reminds me quite strongly of Miss Peregrine s H [...]

    10. Stephen on said:

      I had been casually looking for this book for years after a friend English Lit instructor at Dixie College recommended it to me I finally found in my local Deseret Industries, a definite treasure This is a wonderfully gentle book about a New York man who travels back through time to the 19th century It is a lovely blend of science fiction, historical fiction, and romance and I heartily recommend it I am strangely taken by the Victorian era, especially Victorian New York City and this book manage [...]

    11. Mona on said:

      Charming, but Flawed, Tale of Time Travel to 1882 New York Time and Again is certainly worth reading, but it has its flaws.For one thing,its far too long and plodding It would have been a much better book at half its length The really interesting action doesn t get started until well into the book s second half The book opens with Simon Si Morley, young artist, working at a New York ad agency They treat him well, but he s bored silly with making sketches of bars of soap.A mysterious man called R [...]

    12. Eli Stevens on said:

      This book was strange There were times when I couldn t put it down, and it was facinating, and others, when I seriously considered not finishing it.I m really glad that I did.It s obvious that the book isn t a modern read, it s got a some what old way of thinking to it Even though it was only written in the 70 s My only argument against Time and Again is that it is sometimes too descriptive and long winded Chapters that should have been expounded were too short, and other s that were boring and [...]

    13. Philip on said:

      TIME AND AGAIN is probably the most famous novel about time travel published in past half century, and one of the most convincing I first read it around 1976 or 1977, when it was already becoming hard to find fortunately it was brought back into print in the early 1980s and has remained available every since I fell in love with it from the very first reading, and have re read it several times since It s an illustrated novel that s illustrated with photographs and woodcuttings of the early 1880s, [...]

    14. Genia Lukin on said:

      I was going to give this book two stars, because until the end it was merely bland and inoffensive, about like Finney describes modern food to be But the ending threw me into a rage, so one star it is.Fnney s book has a few redeeming features chiefly, his painstaking research into the period he attempts to depict And by depict I man depict, literally the entire book is filled with photographs, newspaper cuttings, illustrations, sketches to which the author painstakingly refers, and which he some [...]

    15. Kim on said:

      I like a good time travel story and I love New York City, so this was an ideal novel for me to read Its narrator, Si Morley, an advertising artist living in New York City in about 1970 the year in which the novel was first published , is recruited to participate in a secret time travel project run by a government agency He persuades the agency to allow him to go back to Manhattan in 1882 so that he can witness the genesis of a family mystery that continues to puzzle his girlfriend As Si travels [...]

    16. Jaclyn on said:

      I love to read I read because it s fun for me Pretty much anything I read, it s fun for me.But I can t remember the last time I ve had THIS MUCH fun.So, a recap Simon Morley is an illustrator working in the advertising business in 1970s New York He is recruited to join a top secret U.S government project Scientists, applying a statement of Einstein s, think they have figured out a way for people to travel back and forth in time Si is chosen as one of the first time travelers Although he is initi [...]

    17. Stuart on said:

      Time and Again A leisurely tribute to 1882 New YorkOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureJack Finney s Time and Again 1970 has been a long time favorite among time travel tales, and has remained in print since its first publication It was also selected by David Pringle for his Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels Since I ve been on a time travel trip lately, this was a must listen It s narrated well by Paul Hecht, and is a long, leisurely, and loving tribute to the long gone New York of the 1880s [...]

    18. Abby on said:

      New York 1880 Architecture and Urbanism in the Gilded Ageis an almost ten pound, 1100 page doorstop of a book by noted architect Robert A M Stern and two co authors with research assistance from some graduate students at the Columbia School of Architecture, one of whom was my daughter It is an amazing work, the definitive study of the era in which New York became a world class metropolis With over 1,000 vintage photographs, you can open to any page and be blown away by the grandeur and vision of [...]

    19. Carla Remy on said:

      Maybe it is just me, maybe it is just now, but I could not read this I got to page 130, and was utterly uninterested There were a few good details about time and history, but the method of time travel seems too simple, too easy All you need is a place unchanged by the years, knowledge of the period you re going to, and some good hypnosis I know, it s fictional anyway, so who cares And possibly I missed something, since I only read 130 pages I really enjoyed Finney s Invasion of the Body Snatcher [...]

    20. Stephen on said:

      I read this one because Stephen King mentioned it in his notes to one of my favourites from last year, 11.22.63 Don t think that I have ever read a book where my opinion of it changed so much over the course of reading it First half is full of lengthy descriptions of New York in the 1880s which would no doubt be fascinating to anyone who knew the city well but that s not me only been once and that was in 1986 I also couldn t get my head round how the time travel was supposed to work which irrita [...]

    21. Althea Ann on said:

      A strange cross between a secret govt project time travel sci fi novel, a period mystery and a 19th century NYC nostalgia fest.Liberally illustrated with period drawings and photographs that purport to be by the main character although they obviously aren t but it s an original and interesting aspect.This novel is notable for being by the guy who wrote Invasion of the Body Snatchers.As is the case with most time travel stories, the logic of the time travel concept doesn t really hold up you need [...]

    22. Cher on said:

      3 stars It was good.A fun and light atmospheric read, but one that did not quite meet the expectations that its high reputation warrants It is slow moving for much of the book and I don t feel it has enough substance to stick with me for years after reading it Favorite Quote It may be that the strongest instinct of the human race, stronger than sex or hunger, is curiosity the absolute need to know It can and often does motivate a lifetime, it kills than cats, and the prospect of satisfying it c [...]

    23. Amy on said:

      WOW I can t remember the last time I loved a book this much I could not stop talking about it while I was reading it, I started reading it again as soon as I finished it, and I m pretty sure I m going to buy a copy for everyone on my Christmas list It s that kind of book Of course, I m a sucker for books about New York, and the idea of traveling back in time to satisfy one s curiosity about an earlier, long lost New York is pretty much catnip to me The fact that Stephen King called it the best t [...]

    24. Amy on said:

      Oh I love this book It is one of may favorites, and I have a permanent copy on my shelves at home, and have BookCrossed many When I first read this book, about 30 years ago, I picked it up with great reluctance The person who recommended it to me had a track record for suggesting some really awful books I was so pleasantly surprised It is one of the few books I re read, and every time I am delighted The world Si stepped into is one that my family first saw when they came to New York City And it [...]

    25. Phyllis on said:

      This book was written in 1970 and is often thought as THE best time travel book Si Morley working for the army, travels back in time to the New York of 1882 trying to unravel a mystery He has to be there at the exact time a letter is mailed It is a very descriptive book and includes sketches and drawings of a long ago NYC The last part of this book was, for me, the most interesting and had a lot of parallels to today s time It was almost like traveling back to two different times, 1882 and 1970 [...]

    26. Jayne on said:

      I m usually not a fan of science fiction but I enjoyed this story of time travel to New York City in the 1880 s It s a good story that includes love, intrigue and makes the reader experience that time period as Jack Finney transforms the reader through his descriptions of the sights, smells, and sounds of NYC in the 1880 s.

    27. Janet on said:

      If you like any of the following things, you will love this book 1 New York 2 very light sci fi 3 time travel 4 history 5 urban development 6 strong lead characters 7 wondering how any one thing could have altered your life forever I LOVE this book

    28. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      Great time travel book Done in a way that you really believe it s possible The book is very descriptive of the times both past and real time.

    29. Bam on said:

      Si Morley is an artist working for an ad agency in NYC in 1970 when he is recruited by a quasi governmental research agency to do experiments in time travel He picks the NYC of January, 1882 as his target because of a mystery in his girlfriend s adopted family history that he wants to investigate The scientists train him as best they can about the times he is given clothing, money and an apartment in The Dakota across from Central Park There he is instructed in a form of relaxation and self hypn [...]

    30. Michele on said:

      Have you ever given someone a book you enjoyed enormously, with a feeling of envy because they were about to read it for the first time, an experience you could never have again Yes, yes, and yes And it is exactly how I feel about this book There s a spoiler moment I won t mention but I want to be sitting on the couch with you when you experience it I want you to look over at me with the same wonder I feel every time I get to that point in the book and I want your eyes to exclaim the magic of th [...]

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