The Great Forgetting

The Great Forgetting

Book - 2015
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Returning home to Franklin Mills, Ohio, to care for his dementia-stricken father, history teacher Jack Felter is pulled into the search for his missing former best friend, Tony, and subsequently teams up with a paranoid boy named Cole, with whom he must save the world from a program known as the Great Forgetting.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374298791
Branch Call Number: FIC RENNER, JAMES
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 24 cm


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May 28, 2016

Suppose all these conspiracy theories are right? Or 'sort of' right, anyway, as part of a larger conspiracy.

The book is well-plotted in a lot of ways, and difficult, lousy, hard to follow in others. Similar to the reality it attempts to bring the reader into.

Worthy job creating characters, interesting treatment of the setting and concepts where an entirely new and different 'time travel' emerges.

Well worth the read for anyone who reads it and comes out thinking it was.

Nov 23, 2015

This was a very difficult book to rate. I like James Renner's writing and his ideas are fabulous (in both meanings of the word: 1.almost impossible to believe; incredible; 2. Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb) but this was over the top for me, especially at the end. The use and misuse of current events is intriguing.


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