All Our Wrong Todays

All Our Wrong Todays

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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One of Wall Street Journal's Best of 2017"Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor."—Entertainment Weekly "[An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling."—The Washington Post "Instantly engaging. . . . A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers, and others, that show us who we might be, could be—and maybe never should be—that eventually leads us to who we are."—USA TodayElan Mastai's acclaimed debut novel is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms.It's 2016, and in Tom Barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problems—there's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocadoes. Unfortunately, Tom isn't happy. He's lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid.Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality—which we immediately recognize as our 2016—Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life.Now Tom faces an impossible choice. Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side. His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.Filled with humor and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, and mind-bending invention, All Our Wrong Todays is a powerful and moving story of life, loss, and love.
Publisher: 2017
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Dutton, 2017. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1658 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781101985144

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nbaquino
Jan 11, 2018

Halfway through the book, I still couldn't find the plot. Gave up after a few chapters, read like a diary.

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KatG1983
Oct 02, 2017

One of my favourite reads of the year. I loved the alternate view of what our reality could be; and was genuinely moved by the characters involved.

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kvcasey
Sep 01, 2017

I chose this because of the mostly great Amazon reviews and the fact that it was an alternate reality story, which I can't resist. I wish I'd read the bad reviews here. This author had too many ideas crammed into one novel. It was so poorly edited, and as other reviewers here pointed out, the anti-hero was whiney, tiresome, and puerile. I stayed with it because I was reading it out loud to someone and we were too curious to see how he was going to wrap up all the elements he introduced. It was awful. If the author had picked a few of the threads here and spent enough time writing it, thinking it through, it could have been fun.

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Grapehead
Aug 24, 2017

The protagonist is so irritatingly "woe-is-me" to the point where it almost seems he's proud of his consistency to be a lack-luster person. It's tiring at best, frustrating at worst. You just get so fed up with his poor excuse of an existence that you stop wanting to find out the rest - I mean, you know at the beginning that he basically screwed up the whole world due to his stupidity. The premise of the story sounded so intriguing, it's really too bad they screwed it up with this horrible character.

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odettewright
Jun 08, 2017

Loved this book; found it imaginative, funny and thought-provoking. I've added Elan Mastai as an author I definitely want to read again. Looking forward to his next book.

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Ichijo
May 07, 2017

Quite possibly one of the most poorly written and boring books I have ever read. It can succinctly be summarized as "underachieving man-child goes on fantastic adventure after having sex with female set-piece". I can mostly tolerate the 1 dimensional aspect of the female characters, I can mostly tolerate the worthless male lead, hell I can mostly handle the fact that it is barely science fiction. That I found it utterly uninteresting, boring and downright banal is unforgivable.

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fledge
Apr 25, 2017

This awful. pretentious, puerile, self-absorbed gush is truly uninteresting.

ehbooklover Apr 17, 2017

4.5 stars. Whew. What a ride! I absolutely LOVED this. The time-travel aspect of the story, all of the interesting characters, the short chapters, and the author's ultra-creative writing style that manages to be both intense and humourous. Plus, I really liked that it was set in Toronto. I could not stop reading this.

JCLCourtneyS Mar 29, 2017

I loved the concept of this book--that the main character was born into the world we should've had, but somehow ended up in the flawed version of reality that us readers have known our whole lives. The main character in this book is not likeable in the usual sense, and that took some getting used to. The story was a funny and interesting and unexpected journey. Completing it lacks the finality and satisfaction that I tend to prefer, but I'm still very glad I got the chance to read this.

ArapahoeAlice Mar 28, 2017

Best time travel, multiverse novel I've read in a long time. The author has a fun, engaging writing style with very clever explanations for how time travel works. His protagonist, Tom, has depth and strong emotions. I loved the world building. The author has a wonderful use of language without being pretentious.

The short chapters move quickly, and the author even provides summaries of previous chapters several places in the book. It's great when an author goes outside the usual parameters of fiction.

Even if you don't normally read time-travel books, I highly recommend this one!

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