I bought this book to read on vacation based on this thread. I will try not to spoil anything but if you are going to read this maybe skip this post.
VERY interesting premise, very poorly written IMO. Early on I was like "WHO EDITED THIS?" for all the errors-apparently it is self published. My copy was actually dated December 13, which would have been like two days AFTER I ordered it from Amazon. This guy is printing to order?
He writes about all the revenge scenarios to DEATH to fill 100 pages. Not needed. Does not develop the character. The grammatical errors had me howling. I quit counting at 40.
The one where Kenyon (a real school, BTW) has 15 THOUSAND students, 100 faculty, (one per 150 students!) and exists in a town that is two blocks long? I had to put it down for a whole day over that. Maybe he meant 15 HUNDRED students.
And the anachronisms! Happy Meals and Chicken Nuggets did not exist in 1972. Wendy's existed but would have NOT yet been in the tiny town he describes. He quotes "A Few Good Men" -in 1972. I could go on and on.
I kept slugging on based on this thread. It was a great twist although I think I guessed it earlier than some and then got impatient waiting to see if I was right.
This book could be edited and be a best seller. Or a great movie. But I don't think I'd suggest it to anyone to read because it was so aggravating for the first 80%.
[This message edited by latebloomer45 at 1:32 PM, January 8th (Saturday)]