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Time and Again Doc Î 399 pages Download ä ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Time and Again By Jack Finney ❤ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk One of the most beloved tales of our timeScience fiction mystery a passionate love story and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney's spellbinding story of a young man enlOrk City in the year 1882 Si Morley walks the fashionable Ladies' Mile of Broadway is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park and solves a 20th century mystery by discovering its 19th century roots Falling in love with a beautiful young woman he ultimately finds himself f It was an ordinary day a Friday twenty minutes till lunchtime five hours till uitting time and the weekend ten months till vacation thirty seven years till retirement Then the phone rang Simon Morley is a graphic artist in New York around 1970 caught in a boring job doing advertisement drawings for moderate pay He is just about ready for an adventure anything to escape his predictable and unappealing current lifestyle The mystery caller offers him the opportunity of a lifetime to travel back in time and witness history in the making It seems Simon has the right temperament and psychological profile to take part in a secret government project that can send a person back to a certain well documented moment of the past For 'Si' Morley this moment is New York in the year 1882 It may be that the strongest instinct of the human race stronger even than sex or hunger is curiosity the absolute need to know It can and often does motivate a lifetime it kills than cats and the prospect of satisfying it can be the most exciting of emotions So Simon accepts the offer and goes into intensive training sessions with a select team of historians and psychologists immersing himself completely into the target period and deploying auto hypnosis to convince his brain that he is living in 1882 just by wishing it into existence It sounds familiar because the same method of time travel is used in a novel by Richard Matheson I read earlier this year Somewhere in Time Finney wrote his story a few years before Matheson and both of them may have been inspired by even earlier novels using hypnosis to alter reality Motivation wise Matheson's hero is driven by passion for a woman he sees in an ancient portrait while Simon is led by curiosity and a thirst for adventure with the romantic elements taking much longer to develop and being in general less convincing Both heroes travel back to about the same year of the past one to San Diego one to New York Another common element between the two time travel stories is the observation that we may have gained some material benefits from the accelerated industrial development of the twentieth century but we have lost on the social and personal accomplishments scale According to Simon people were happier in the past Faces don't have that look now; when alone they're blank and closed in I passed people in pairs or larger groups who were talking sometimes laughing occasionally or less animated; but only as part of the group They were shut off from the street around them alien and separate from the city they lived in suspicious of it and that's not how New York was in the eighties Finney goes even further in his condemnation of the modern world building an argument for actually 'living in the past' and rejecting his selfish and the profit oriented contemporaries view spoiler the biggest issue being an attempt to use the newly discovered method of time travel for military and political purposes instead of the original goal of gathering knowledge and observing without interference with history It is becoming and certain as science uses an almost brand new ability to pull apart the deepest puzzles of the universe that we need not and should not necessarily do something only because we've learned how hide spoi

Time and AgainOrk City in the year 1882 Si Morley walks the fashionable Ladies' Mile of Broadway is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park and solves a 20th century mystery by discovering its 19th century roots Falling in love with a beautiful young woman he ultimately finds himself f It was an ordinary day a Friday twenty minutes till lunchtime five hours till uitting time and the weekend ten months till vacation thirty seven years till retirement Then the phone rang Simon Morley is a graphic artist in New York around 1970 caught in a boring job doing advertisement drawings for moderate pay He is just about ready for an adventure anything to escape his predictable and unappealing current lifestyle The mystery caller offers him the opportunity of a lifetime to travel back in time and witness history in the making It seems Simon has the right temperament and psychological profile to take part in a secret government project that can send a person back to a certain well documented moment of the past For 'Si' Morley this moment is New York in the year 1882 It may be that the strongest instinct of the human race stronger even than sex or hunger is curiosity the absolute need to know It can and often does motivate a lifetime it kills than cats and the prospect of satisfying it can be the most exciting of emotions So Simon accepts the offer and goes into intensive training sessions with a select team of historians and psychologists immersing himself completely into the target period and deploying auto hypnosis to convince his brain that he is living in 1882 just by wishing it into existence It sounds familiar because the same method of time travel is used in a novel by Richard Matheson I read earlier this year Somewhere in Time Finney wrote his story a few years before Matheson and both of them may have been inspired by even earlier novels using hypnosis to alter reality Motivation wise Matheson's hero is driven by passion for a woman he sees in an ancient portrait while Simon is led by curiosity and a thirst for adventure with the romantic elements taking much longer to develop and being in general less convincing Both heroes travel back to about the same year of the past one to San Diego one to New York Another common element between the two time travel stories is the observation that we may have gained some material benefits from the accelerated industrial development of the twentieth century but we have lost on the social and personal accomplishments scale According to Simon people were happier in the past Faces don't have that look now; when alone they're blank and closed in I passed people in pairs or larger groups who were talking sometimes laughing occasionally or less animated; but only as part of the group They were shut off from the street around them alien and separate from the city they lived in suspicious of it and that's not how New York was in the eighties Finney goes even further in his condemnation of the modern world building an argument for actually 'living in the past' and rejecting his selfish and the profit oriented contemporaries view spoiler the biggest issue being an attempt to use the newly discovered method of time travel for military and political purposes instead of the original goal of gathering knowledge and observing without interference with history It is becoming and certain as science uses an almost brand new ability to pull apart the deepest puzzles of the universe that we need not and should not necessarily do something only because we've learned how hide spoi

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Time and Again ï One of the most beloved tales of our timeScience fiction mystery a passionate love story and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Jack Finney's spellbinding story of a young man enlisted in a secret government experimentTransported from the mid twentieth century to New Y When I read a time travel story I try not to dwell on how the character got to this other time and place It just doesn't pay because then I start asking uestions for which there is no realistic answer So for me it has to be about the destination what I find there what happens there what it means for the character in his or her present dayAnd oh what we find there in New York City in 1882 Beautiful buildings some of which are still standing in Si Morley’s present day New York of 1970 interesting people and in many ways what Si seems to think are simpler happier times But when he learns about the orphans the cruel working conditions and the Boss Tweed corruption it gives Si some pause The detailed descriptive writing makes you believe that you are in that place and in that time I was fascinated and couldn’t wait for Si to go back each time he came back to his present Si understood and agreed that he could not interfere should not do anything that would in any way alter the course of history but what was he to do about Julia? I thought for days about that ending and won’t say because you just have to read it for yourself To the critics of time travel stories who need an explanation of how this happens I would say Imagine you are in another time in another place with people you don't yet know It doesn’t have to be a story about time travel; it could be a fantasy a mystery a story that takes place in history or in the future because isn’t this what we as readers of any fiction are ultimately summoned to do when we begin that first page of any story Reader Ñ Time and Again ✓ Jack Finney

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Jack Finney ✓ Time and Again Doc Orced to choose between his lives in the present and the pastA story that will remain in the listener's memory Time and Again is a remarkable blending of the troubled present and a nostalgic past made vivid and extraordinarily moving by the images of a time that was and perhaps still is If you like mystery action and intrigue with a bit of romance and VERY DESCRIPTIVE details of the people architecture and life in 1880's New York you will like this book Interesting method of time travelI was glad I happened to purchase the illustrated version of the book as the old photo's and sketches added to my enjoyment Great ending for a book club discussion Loved the bookview spoilerSurprised and a little confused at the ending when Si actually prevents the meeting of Danzinger's parents so he is never born and his method of hypnosis time travel not developed So how did Si Morley ever get back there if Danzinger was never born?? Also would have liked to know how Si and Julie's final meeting and life together turned out as well as Jake's cover up of his identity hide spoiler