Now this is Time Travelling! A Review of Scharlette Doesn't Matter and Goes Time Travelling
So I’m going to let you in on a secret.
I didn’t like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
I know, that’s like, a sin, as a sci-fi nerd. But I just didn’t. I didn’t like the writing style, the humor didn’t click with me, it just wasn’t fun for me.
Similarly, I’ve never been into Doctor Who. I’ve watched a few episodes, been entertained, yet it’s never clicked.
So enter Scharlette Doesn’t Matter and Goes Time Travelling. It’s literally a mash-up of Hitchhiker’s and Doctor Who. And I think it may be better than Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire, another recent time travel book I read . . . and that’s high praise.
Seriously, what’s with the fantastic independent authors throwing down these ridiculous time travel sci-fi novels? It’s wonderful. In Scharlette, just the right amount of absurdity mixes with serious exploration of crazy scientific concepts. And the dialogue, description, scene-setting . . . it’s all funny. It blew me away.
Just go read it for yourself. It’s hard to describe why this book is good without spoiling a single part of it. You need to dive into its pages, and it’ll suck you in immediately.
Writing: 9/10. Superb humor crafted into the prose. Well done!
Character: 10/10. Every character was fantastic. In particular, I loved Gordon, because she weirdly reminded me of Jill from my own books in a weird way . . . because really, they’re nothing alike at all.
Setting: 9/10. So many fantastic places! Though sometimes I got lost as to exactly where they were when flying in space, I the crazy locales made-up for it.
Plot: 10/10. It’s hard to make time travel work. In Scharlette, the time travel is so absurd that it knows not to take itself seriously. That’s why it works.
Overall: 9.5/10. Five beautiful stars!