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Review: The Future Is Yours

The Future Is Yours The Future Is Yours by Dan Frey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I stayed up until 2 am just so I could finish this book. That alone could be an indication of how much I enjoyed it.

This is written not as a traditional narrative, but rather a series of Congressional hearing transcripts, emails, texts, and more. It definitely helps move the book along at a quick pace since it's essentially all dialogue.

The premise of the book is quite intriguing. There is just enough information about the mechanisms of the Prototype given to make it seem plausible, while not fully explaining how it would actually work (since it doesn't have basis in real life... Yet). Beyond the marvel of the ability to peek into the future, the novel also delves into the ethical implications of such a device in society, along with ramifications on mixing work relationships with personal friendships.

The plot moves along quite nicely, especially when you get used to the narrative device and jumping around in timelines. The main characters are well developed. Though they are not all likeable, they are all realistic and reflective of what could happen in this situation.

This story is a great techno thriller, that also has a real sense of humanity to it. If you're anything like me, start the book in the morning so you don't have to stay up until the wee hours of night to finish it. Definitely one of my favorite books of 2021 thus far.

Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC. All opinions are my own.

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