Advance reader reviews of Until the Next Time by Kevin Fox.

Until the Next Time

A Novel

By Kevin Fox

Until the Next Time
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' rating:

  • Published in USA  Feb 2012,
    400 pages.

    Publication Information

  • Rate this book

Buy This Book

Page 6 of 6
There are currently 41 member reviews
for Until the Next Time
Order Reviews by:
  • Sharon V. (Chicago, IL)

    Until the Next Time
    This fresh and original perspective on reincarnation follows 21-year Sean Corrigan to Ireland on a journey to learn more about his Uncle Michael while searching for his soul mate. While told in a clever voice that paints a colorful and rich portrait of Irish history, culture and ideals, the dual storyline felt redundant and the characters difficult to differentiate.
    The intense prologue about one man's obsession sets the reader’s expectations high. Unfortunately, the plot becomes bogged down in too many moral lessons and loses sight of its goal somewhere around Page 100.
  • Carol T. (Ankeny, Iowa)

    Time Travel with a twist
    Nice time travel and interesting premise, but the device of using the same names in different generations (Sean Michael, Michael Sean) makes the reader work harder than necessary early on. The more the reader has to work, the more likely he or she will put the book down without finishing it.
  • Marion H. (Los Angeles, CA)

    You are Yourself and More as Well
    If you are willing to invest in reading 200 pages before significant plot development begins, learning little about most of the characters in these first 200 pages, and/or are open to the intriguing possibilities of karma and reincarnation, then you will be nearly unable to put this book down until you have read the last 200 pages. While the novel was an exciting ride, I was very moved by the themes - I am still reflecting on the power of belief in karma and multiple lifetimes. The narrative flowed smoothly and the dialog was realistic, making the reading of the first 200 pages at least manageable. Although, ironically, I cannot say that I liked any of the characters, their stories of love and loss resonated with me and I find myself wanting to share the novel with my friends.
  • Dianne S. (Green Valley, AZ)

    Until The Next Time
    I thought Until The Next Time was a good read. The book a lot of characters in several time periods that but the way that it was written it was fairly easy to follow once ou got the jist of it. I did get a little confused near the end, but the author brought it all together nicely.

    I also thought the author did a good job of presenting the political & relgious struggle that Ireland has been going through for years.

    Readers of history, fantasy & romance would really enjoy this book.
  • Karen R. (Locust Grove, VA)

    Just ok for me
    I looked forward to read this book which for the most part takes place in Ireland, a place I recently visited for the first time. I enjoyed the bits that give us a perspective of Ireland's heritage. But I thought the story was confusing and uneven. Maybe I just don't do well with chapters that intertwine past/present and time travel. It was hard for me to keep the characters straight, to remember who was who. I didn't find myself caring about any of the characters. This book was compared to the writing style of The Time Traveler's Wife. That book also was confusing for me, I couldn't get thru it initially. But after seeing the movie, I went back to the book and really enjoyed it. Perhaps that is what I need in this case!
  • Dorothy M. (Maynard, MA)

    Suspense, Love, History, Mysticism - it has it all
    Kevin Fox uses the story of the Corrigan family to explore the "troubles" in Ireland, the mysticism of Celtic stories, the links between the past and the present and the promise of enduring love. Told in alternate chapters between the past and the present, it follows Sean as he returns to Ireland to learn the truth about an uncle that he never knew he had and who may have been a murderer and a terrorist or simply an innocent victim.
Member Benefits

Join Now!

Check the advantages!
Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year

    • FREE
    • MEMBER
    • Range of media reviews for each book
    • Excerpts of all featured books
    • Author bios, interviews and pronunciations
    • Browse by genre
    • Book club discussions
    • Book club advice and reading guides
    • BookBrowse reviews and "beyond the book" back-stories
    • Reviews of notable books ahead of publication
    • Free books to read and review (US Only)
    • Browse for the best books by time period, setting & theme
    • Read-alike suggestions for thousands of books and authors
    • 'My Reading List" to keep track of your books

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: The Promise
    The Promise
    by Ann Weisgarber
    Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame, once wrote that "...all things ...
  • Book Jacket: Black Moon
    Black Moon
    by Kenneth Calhoun
    The popularity of book-turned-movie World War Z and television series The Walking Dead points to a ...
  • Book Jacket: Hyde
    by Daniel Levine
    In Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the story ends ...

First Impressions

Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!

Books that
expand your

Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only

Find out more.

Book Discussions
Book Jacket

Sailor Twain
by Mark Siegel

Published Mar. 2014

Join the discussion!

Win this book!
Win The Steady Running of the Hour

The Steady Running of the Hour

"Exciting, emotionally engaging and amibtious. I loved it!" - Kate Mosse


Word Play

Solve this clue:

I T T O A Eye

and be entered to win..

Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.

Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.