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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

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Ittle girl appears at his bedside I nearly missed you Doctor August she says I need to send a messageThis is the story of what Harry does next and what he did before and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. I've absolutely enjoyed this storyThe premise had me from the blurb on the back and I've savoured every pageHighly recommended especially if you like time travel stories But its not really a time travel story but it sort of isn't not either Coreys Pony Is Missing (Pony Tails, cannot Dear George And Other Stories change and a future he Social Creature cannot allow. I've absolutely enjoyed this storyThe premise had me from the blurb on the back and I've savoured every pageHighly recommended especially if you like time travel stories But its not really a time travel story but it sort of isn't not either

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Wildly original funny and moving The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary story of a life lived again and again from World Fantasy Award winning author Claire NorthHarry August is on his deathbed AgainNo matter what he does. Wow wow wow I have never reviewed a book before despite reading a conservative average of 3 a week I was intrigued by the title and extremely pleased I took a chance on something not my usual fare It is uite simply brilliant And very refreshing in it's uniueness the 'ground hog day' aspect was sophisticated in it's subtlety and never threatened to overshadow the narrative It is a rare imagination to write something so completely new and different When I read the last line I was completely shocked as I had not realised I was at the end although it was a totally satisfying ending and my shock was related to not being 'lead' towards the end like a gentle let down which is so common Read it you will not be disappointed 💯

Claire North Ç 2 Review

Or the decisions he makes when death comes Harry always returns to where he began a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before Nothing ever changes Until now As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life a l. To be honest I didn't think I would like this book the character sounded dreary and unpleasant but I through I'd give it a go Well how wrong was I and will admit it to one and all I made a mistake I loved this book just my cup of tea I wished I could speed read I wanted to devour it I had to keep going back as I was reading to fast and not taking things in it is lucky I am retired that I could stay up and read long as I like And as for thinking the character would be dreary and unpleasant that could have been so further from the truth I loved him who really always tried to do the right thing


10 thoughts on “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  1. says:

    I usually struggle with books unless I get quite invested with the theme. I was quickly hooked. Whilst I am not so invested in the antagonist rivalry, I was much interested in the philosophical implications of a looping life. The Chronus Club, it's 'history', the psyche and lifestyle of it's members etc was fascinating to me. Overall, I really enjoyed the premise, the characters and the setting. I took only two days to finish the book, which is astoundingly dedicated for myself. As with any book, your mileage may vary, but I absolutely enjoyed this story.


  2. says:

    Wow, wow, wow. I have never reviewed a book before, despite reading a conservative average of 3 a week. I was intrigued by the title and extremely pleased I took a chance on something not my usual fare. It is quite simply brilliant! And very refreshing in it's uniqueness, the 'ground hog day' aspect was sophisticated in it's subtlety and never threatened to overshadow the narrative. It is a rare imagination to write something so completely new and different. When I read the last line I was completely shocked as I had not realised I was at the end, although it was a totally satisfying ending and my shock was related to not being 'lead' towards the end like a gentle let down, which is so common. Read it, you will not be disappointed. 💯


  3. says:

    Harry August is born, lives, dies but it quite shocked to find he is born again in the same place and time but with his full memory.
    An interesting story that keeps you guessing. I did have a bit of trouble early on with jumping between lives but I got the jag of it eventually and quite enjoyed a totally different read.


  4. says:

    To be honest I didn't think I would like this book the character sounded dreary and unpleasant but I through I'd give it a go. Well how wrong was I and will admit it to one and all I made a mistake I loved this book just my cup of tea. I wished I could speed read I wanted to devour it, I had to keep going back as I was reading to fast and not taking things in it is lucky I am retired that I could stay up and read long as I like. And as for thinking the character would be dreary and unpleasant that could have been so further from the truth I loved him who really always tried to do the right thing.


  5. says:

    Harry August meets his mirror image, his nemesis, over a series of repeating lives, and works out how defeat him. The scenario is interesting, even compelling at times. The execution lacks the deftness, subtlety and tension of “The end of the day” and as such, I’m glad I read the latter first. The book is best classified as good young adult fiction.


  6. says:

    This is an intriguing take on the time travel concept in that the traveler is restricted to reliving his or her own life, repeatedly dying and being reborn as the same person, regaining as a toddler the memories of his or her previous lives. The author doesn't try to postulate why such rare individuals exist, and doesn't take the usual easy way out of creating genetically special families, but it doesn't matter. The story, a restrained thriller, stands firm without a detailed expository back story. The pace is brisk but not breakneck, as befits a story for whose major characters time and personal death are not limiting factors. The writing is sophisticated without being pretentious. The author looks hard at the inevitable temptation that such people would have to use their knowledge of the future to nudge the world along a little faster, or make strategic interventions to avoid man made catastrophes, and the danger of the unintended consequences of such good intentions. She makes a good case for the philosophy of complexity as an excuse for inaction, which is the mantra of the Cronus Club the loose affiliation/support group of kalachakrans which tries to protect newly born members in their vulnerable childhoods and which has found a way to pass messages up and down the timeline as needed.
    I loved this novel and found it satisfyingly thought provoking, but I wish Ms North had provided just a little insight into Harry's sixteenth life to let us know whether contact was re established with the 22nd century!
    I'll be looking for books from this author.


  7. says:

    As an avid SF reader for over 50 years, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new twist on the time travel storyline. The author uses discussions between characters to explain the paradoxical questions, and also to expound some intelligent and thought provoking ideas. Once I was prepared to accept the aforementioned paradoxes (and was able to get my head around the main concept), I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I recommend it to thinking readers.


  8. says:

    I've absolutely enjoyed this story.
    The premise had me from the blurb on the back and I've savoured every page.

    Highly recommended, especially if you like time travel stories. But its not really a time travel story, but it sort of isn't not either


  9. says:

    What an intense read. Easily one of the best books I have read. The imagination and the depth captured within the writing is phenomenal. It had me reading well into the night and hiding my kindle under paperwork on my desk so I could read it at work. The depiction of the protagonist and villan were exceptional and without spoiling anything, the ending really made the book. Fantastic read and would definitely recommend.


  10. says:

    This novel (which has just cost me my Sunday) is one of the best I have read in years. Fast paced with short, to the point chapters, it is thought provoking and tense, and keeps one engaged until the very last page.

    Perhaps the art of the novel is not dead after all.

    Highly recommended!


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