Book in a Minute: The Revisionists


The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Billed as a science fiction tale about time travel, The Revisionists is really a political thriller with an intriguing subplot about the nature of reality. Despite that misleading publisher’s blurb, this was an awesome book. The kind that makes me say, “Why the hell do I write? Even this guy’s grocery lists are probably better written than mine.”

Zed is a sort of time cop from the future – or is he really? While the true nature of his identity is somewhat mysterious and open to interpretation, Zed manages to come across as a complex, sympathetic, and believable character — as are the two main female characters, Sari and Tasha. The weak link is Leo, a rather unbelievably gullible former intelligence operative.

To be honest, Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me was more of a true science fiction tale than this one. But even though The Revisionists wasn’t the book I expected it to be, I still enjoyed it immensely.

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