The Sunday Post (Inverness)
Hazards Of Time Travel
Joyce Carol Oates, Fourth Estate, £16.99
Set in 2039, this novel opens to a world where books don’t exist and students live in fear of being vaporised for thought crime. Herione Adriane, teletransported to 1959 for making a “seditious speech”, is coming to terms with all that is new to her there – from trees, to smoking and sexism. Margarret Attwood fans might appreciate this but
Oates’s characters are a little flat.
OUR VERDICT 6/10