You Don't Belong Here by Tim Major

You Don't Belong Here - Tim Major

You Don't Belong Here is a story that is very difficult to categorize. It's a time travel/mystery/psychological mind game. How's that?

 

The premise is a good one: a man, Daniel Faint, steals a time machine. He doesn't know anything about it, (like how to operate the thing, for instance), and to learn, he needs to find a safe place to set it up and experiment. The solution presents itself when he obtains a job as a house sitter at a large manor. Daniel is a strange man, with no friends, and a mysterious brother named William, that he thinks about often.

 

The story progresses with time machine experiments, though not exactly scientfic in nature, and Daniel does figure out a few things. My problems with the story began here; I thought the pacing was too slow. When things did happen, the descriptions became rather vague, and my understanding of the events became a little hazy. Turns out there were reasons for this, but for me, it was too long of a wait for the reveal. Another thing that bothered me was that I didn't like any of the characters in the story. I know that I can enjoy a book with no likable characters whatsover, but the tale has to be outstanding for me to do so, and unfortunately that was not the case here.

 

Overall, I did enjoy this book. I thought it was well written and had an excellent premise. It was just the reasons I listed above that caused me to give this rating. I do recommend it to those that find the premise intriguing, because your mileage may vary.

 

*I received a free e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is it.*