Waiting on Wednesday: All Our Wrong Todays

Wednesday, 18 January 2017


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where the participants tell their readers about an upcoming release they are waiting to read. This week I've picked All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai.






You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down.

Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and—maybe, just maybe—his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality?

Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.

I'm really curious to see how this time-travel/alternate depiction of our world as we know it actually comes to form. It certainly sounds like it has the potential to be a thought-provoking read, and I'm looking forward to seeing for myself just how clever it is. Time will tell!

Releasing 7th February 2017 from Penguin Random House

6 comments :

  1. This sounds super interesting - thanks for putting it on my radar :) Adding to the wishlist!

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  2. I hadn't heard of this one before, but now that you've mentioned it I am hooked. It sounds absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing! <3

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I think it'll be a great new release. Thanks for stopping by Zoe!

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  3. I'm so embarrassingly out of touch with books lately! I hadn't even heard of this one. But honestly, it sounds super intriguing--especially because of that cover. Great choice, I think I'll keep an eye out for this one.

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    1. I like the cover too - there's an alternate version as well, but this one just seems so fresh!

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