25 July, 2012

Déjá Vu All Over Again by James Strait

Starting with an account of Mayan Empire the novel piqued my interest from the very first chapter. When Ana, a modern mathematician chances upon the concept of Mayan time loop, she unknowingly embarks upon a journey that would take her on an adventure of a lifetime. She has to face off forces she wouldn’t have imagined going up against. Thankfully that’s where our hero makes his presence felt. Together do they manage to solve the code, cross all the hurdles and finally manage to change ‘destiny’. Read this book to find out…

The premise of the storyline covering the last fifty seven hours before the date turns 21-12-2012 is really interesting. With all the hype over the impending world’s dooms day, the author has made very good use of the general population’s fascination with the expiry date of a certain Mayan calendar. To be very frank, at times I found it overwhelming to keep track of all the concepts, but then that is because of my limited knowledge on this subject. Given the amount of information crammed in this book, it would have been very easy to get confused, but the author has managed to keep it interesting through a certain charm in his writing. There is quite a bit of sexual content in it, so a fair warning! Though at times I found our protagonist larger than life and some of his escapades bit unrealistic, I guess as a part fantasy / science fiction the book is quite an enjoyable read.

The book has action, adventure, romance fused with the essence of fantasy and science fiction. Thus, it would attract a large section of the readers, but I would recommend this book to matured readers with a knack for details and interest in science fiction.

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