Review of All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Updated: Aug 21, 2020
I loved suspending my disbelief for Mastai's fascinating story of time travel, alternate realities, love, loss, humor, bravery, and moments that made me laugh out loud.
There are flying cars in the alternate reality of this book. Flying cars. I think you should know that going in, because it’s not the only awesome thing, but it is one of the awesome things in Elan Mastai's All Our Wrong Todays.
Our main protagonist Tom makes a decision that strands him in our version of the world, which feels like a dystopia to him. He encounters alternate versions of his loved ones and universe, which are jarring but grow on him. He strikes out to explore time and place in an effort to figure out which reality to preserve.
Mastai provides a fascinating story with time travel, alternate realities, love, loss, humor, bravery, and moments that made me laugh out loud. I didn't always follow the logic as laid out in the book--the supposed development of time travel itself and how time travelers affect realities--but I loved suspending my disbelief to be part of it. I loved this!
What did you think?
This is Mastai's first and only book so far. I'm dying for another one.
Interestingly, he also writes for the TV series "This Is Us."
This book is on my Greedy Reading List Six Riveting Time-Travel Escapes.