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No Time to Say Goodbye by Bill Adler Jr. - Book Review

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Yesterday, all Dennis Tanner wanted was to love his wife, Rachel, and to be the best doctor he could. Today, all Dennis wants is to stop traveling forward in time, before the woman he loves, his friends, and his entire world are gone.

Will Dennis discover the answer to why he’s been traveling into the future? Will he finally be able to stop or will he continue to travel, alone and bereft, until time itself ends?

No Time to Say Goodbye is a gripping novella about one man’s desperate attempt to hold onto love and life no matter what happens, no matter where—or when—he is.

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My Review
No Time to Say Goodbye is a short novella about a man named Dennis who starts moving forward into the future against his will, and he has no idea why it's happening. Doctors can't find anything wrong with him. His wife seems distraught. Can Dennis figure out why he's moving forward before it's too late?

I feel like No Time to Say Goodbye had a really great premise. It just sort of fell a little flat for me, only because it was so short. I wanted more! I really would have liked to have seen this story fleshed out, because it had serious potential to be a fantastic time travel novel.

I did enjoy it, and I felt like the plot, while not as developed or elaborate as I would have liked, moved along at a decent pace. It was an easy to read story, and I did feel bad for Dennis. His life was royally screwed up because of the time travel.

Overall, No Time to Say Goodbye isn't a bad story. I just wanted more. Lots more! 3.5 stars.

Author Bio
Bill Adler Jr. is a writer. His books include Outwitting Squirrels (The Wall Street Journal: "A masterpiece"; Boing Boing: "One of the funniest books I've ever read"); No Time to Say Goodbye, a time travel novella; Boys and Their Toys: Understanding Men by Understanding Their Relations With Gadgets; Tell Me a Fairy Tale: A Parent's Guide to Telling Mythical and Magical Stories; and How to Negotiate Like a Child.

He makes his home in Tokyo. Adler tweets at @billadler. You can find him on Facebook at

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