The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Hazards Of Time Travel

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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

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