This is the first book I’ve read of this author and the concept and theme were fascinating, and were the impetus for me picking this up. Had the theme been a poorer one id not have made it through.
However what was a let down were the author’s writing skills. It doesn’t come across as a pro who is taking you on this journey, someone with the necessary technical chops. It comes across as an amateur behind the wheel - the character development is poor (e.g. Anna and Redford suddenly fall in love out of nowhere), the plot takes leaps that just don’t seem at all logical and are laughably silly (e.g. Anna is now able to see futures that she isn’t part of and “are one off occurrences), most of the plot progresses through lengthy monologues (e.g. Tom describes the entire state of the galaxy over several chapters just through a one-way dialogue), and I feel the author realises his lack of experience in writing and makes up for it by trying to provide “fool proof” explanations for any leap in logic.
I've read many of his books. The storytelling in this book seemed rudimentary at best, assuming the reader had no imagination or intelligence, and the result was just another book churned out for the masses.