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Official Review: Wasting Time by Mike Murphey

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Wasting Time" by Mike Murphey.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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It’s the year 2045, and time travel is now possible. There are rules to traveling back in time, and breaking them could lead to serious complications. One of the rules is that a traveler cannot be sent back before the time of their birth. When a greedy investor sends Sheila to the 1960s, her friends, including Marta, Marshall, Elvis, fear that she may be dead. A series of events lead them to believe that there may be hope after all. But as they try to find her in what they call the limbo, they must tackle not only administrative hurdles but evil counterparts from other parallel universes. The world of time travel may just be more than they can handle. On the sidelines, a relationship is budding between Marta and Marshall. Marta suspects that Marshall is a spy, but she’s falling for him regardless. What decision will her findings lead her to make?

Wasting Time is book 2 in the A Tale of Physics, Lust and Greed series. It really does live up to the title of the series, as it is, indeed, a story with a mix of physics, lust, and greed. There were a lot of explicit sex scenes and the use of profanity. It was marvelous to find that even though this book included time travel and its mechanics, it was very easy to understand. The author simplified things in a way that allowed the story to flow beautifully. A reader may need to read a sentence concerning time travel twice, not because of technicalities, but to relive the vivid visual images the author’s words spark. The female characters that Mike Murphey created were very empowering. Many researchers and time travelers were fierce women that contributed immensely to the research. There were women leaders and senators. I loved that the women were able to own their sexuality.

While the research program provided the science-fiction part of the story, the background politics involving the government, investors, and murder were full of thrilling drama. Don’t even get me started on the romance! People who are looking for sci-fi books with all the technicalities may not appreciate this book as much, but if you’re just looking for a good fiction story without all the confusion, then this is the book for you. Romance lovers should also gobble this up like the most delicious pie. The love and lust story here will definitely make your head spin. This is obviously not a book for children; only adults should read this piece.

I loved most parts of this book, but I had some complaints. The story started out to be fascinating, but in the middle, I couldn’t understand where it was headed anymore. Eventually, though, the story picked up and even exceeded my initial excitement. I had a hard time believing some concepts. For instance, the main universe was called the I Love Lucy universe. Another one was called the Star Trek universe. There was yet another that was called the Hawaii Five-O universe; I found this a bit cheesy. I also disliked a word that one character, Cecil, used too frequently; it was as if he could not make one single sentence without saying “dontchaknow.” However, these do not detract from the overall quality of the story. You don’t come across many books that skillfully mix science, drama, and romance like this one.

I only found four minor errors, so I can conclude that the editing team did a splendid job with this piece. This book has what it takes to be a blockbuster movie. In fact, it felt like it was written with a movie in mind. If you liked the film In Time, then you’ll love Wasting Time. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I didn’t deduct a star because this was a great story, and my complaints do not diminish its quality.

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This sounds so interesting. I would love to read it. Great review!
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This seems an engaging novel that has also some funny bits like in the naming of the universes. I'll look into this series. Thank you for your great review!
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This makes my mind relax and forget all the troubles in life for a while.i would love to read it.
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I've always been interested in time-travelling stories and this one might be my next time-travel read! Your review was very thorough and the part where you mentioned how 'this book has what it takes to be a blockbuster movie' was definitely something that persuaded me the most. Amazing work!
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Traveling is the most beautiful thing in life that I realized. if we are going to travel worldwide that time we can see more lifestyle people, different cultures, different places and the main different type of food that I really want. this book soo special for me.and am deeply enjoyed.
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I love time travel romance books. Hopefully, I will get the opportunity to read this one. Thank you for a great review.
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Your review projects this book as a promising and a full package deal. I liked the idea of laws regarding time travel. We have heard so much about time travel that its right time to bind it with laws (even in fiction lol). Keep up the good work.
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SamaylaM wrote: 11 Oct 2020, 07:44 I've always been interested in time-travelling stories and this one might be my next time-travel read! Your review was very thorough and the part where you mentioned how 'this book has what it takes to be a blockbuster movie' was definitely something that persuaded me the most. Amazing work!
I also agree about the possible movie plot. This book seems a perfect plot for a movie.
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NetMassimo wrote: 11 Oct 2020, 05:21 This seems an engaging novel that has also some funny bits like in the naming of the universes. I'll look into this series. Thank you for your great review!
Names of the universe are a bit too funny to fit in. Anyways, the review is indeed good. :)
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Christieee wrote: 07 Oct 2020, 06:12 Wasting Time is book 2 in the A Tale of Physics, Lust and Greed series. It really does live up to the title of the series, as it is, indeed, a story with a mix of physics, lust, and greed.
This statement made me chuckle for some reason. :-D This is quite an interesting combination of elements!

Thank you for your review. I loved it!
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I appreciate that more authors are now presenting scientific concepts in an easier way to understand. Thank you so much for the insightful review and recommendation.
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The story line can make a good movie. The laws regarding time travel, the spying, suspicion, all the pieces joined together make a good thriller.
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I love a good blend of sci-fi, drama, and romance. It is most especially interesting if it plays around the idea of time traveling. I hope to come across this book someday. Great review!
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Thanks for an interesting review! I have seen some great and some terrible time travel books--Just One Dman Thing After Another is really great if anyone is looking for a good time travel book.
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