Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
Prelude Paperback – 28 July 1994
- Publisher : Boxtree Ltd (28 July 1994)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0752209299
- ISBN-13 : 978-0752209296
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Review this product
Top reviews from other countries
As a minority here I'm not so much a fan of her portrayals of the project and it's characters and while I appreciate that someone attempted to tell the story that lead up to Sam's stepping into the accelerator I do not agree with this take on it. The concept of the Jessie Olivera character ending up as the woman we see Al pick up in the pilot episode did not fit. The woman we see in the show was not displayed as having been starved and living in a cave for days. Al was clearly not on a rescue mission in the show, he was hitting on the young woman.
On a higher note however the character's relationship with Sam was quite intriguing given her role with PQL, the whole concept really humanized him which is important for his type of character who could easily come across as robotic. So hats off to her for that. It was one of a few unique suggestions made.
Another thing thing about McConnell is that she always has flaws and inconsistencies that show a lack of basic knowledge of the show that I just can't forgive, the pilot reference was just one. For example in 'Too Close for Comfort' she mentions the year 1991 as that in which Sam stepped into the accelerator and then here she has it take place I believe in 1993. Incidentally both these years are incorrect, it was 1995 which almost takes the significance away from the inconsistency. Then we have the continuing portrayal of Al being retired which really annoys me.
However the emotions presented that are believable and wonderfully raw which are usually found in her leap concepts still had a presence here such as in the form of the incident which gave birth to Sam's white lock of hair which explored his relationship with his family and his personal contemplations about certain things he wanted to change such as Tom's death and Donna leaving him.
So this IS a worthwhile read.