Mark O. (Wenatchee, WA)
Time out of Memory
Transporting books are safe passages to hard places. “Until the Next Time” takes us deep into the Troubles of Northern Ireland, where history is a congenital disorder, something to be lived with and overcome. But where there is hate, there seems always to be love. “Until the Next Time” is also an old story, of perennial love.
Profound books allow readers to climb into a Paradigm Simulator, flying themselves through wholly unfamiliar worldviews. “Until the Next Time” will leave you contesting the implications and conundrums of a universe in which time is more important than space.
“Until the Next Time” could be an airplane book, a gritty love story set in shifty and slithery danger, good enough to keep you awake on the red-eye flight. But it could also make what were harmless déjà vu moments in your life seem like brooding messages from an unremembered smartphone app.
Kathleen J. (Mountain View, CA)
Until Next Time
Started off slowly and with some need for intense concentration to keep characters in the right time frame. As the story moved forward characters became clear and concentration could move to the underlying theme. I would recommend this book for those interested in modern Irish history and those willing to consider the fabric of time.
Ann S. (Shenandoah, Iowa)
An Irish tale, full of intrigue and history, Until the Next Time immerses the reader in Irish culture as well as history. Once I understood the connections among the different time frames, it was easier reading. However, I found parts cumbersome and at times repetitious. Even so, the descriptions of Ireland were stunning and the use of the myths and memory provide a thoughtful plot.
Colleen T. (Lakewood, CO)
Until the Next Time
This book I really, really liked. The romance story is great, especially with the past lives woven into the storyline. The characters are likable and believable. I found the switch between the past and present refreshing, and with the historic aspect of the troubles in Ireland, it make the story even more interesting. I highly recommend this book.
Gail G. (Northbrook, Illinois)
Difficult to relate to the characters
Because I have no close and intimate relationship with Irish people, I find it difficult to relate to the characters in the book.Their belief in reincarnation is much more personal than mine I do not believe in the closeness of old souls being transported to new souls. I can't share this assumption with them. It seems that at every turning point the characters shared some action with their ancestors and with the past. I do believe in reincarnation but not as developed as do the story's characters. I cannot find sympathy with the books' characters even though the writing is good but if I can't identify with the characters on some level than I really can't enjoy the book/story.
Judy W. (Tucker, GA)
Until the Next Time by Kevin Fox
My expectations for Kevin Fox's book were high; unfortunately, this book did not capture by interest. The first half of the book is somewhat engaging; then, the author begins to ramble into a mix of politics, romance, spirituality and violence. The book is termed suspense, but the theme drifts into reincarnation and mysticism. Too many characters were introduced who are not particularly reflective of the Irish people. Although some readers may enjoy this book, I found it to be a disappointment.
Valerie C. (Chico, CA)
a little slow moving
This book is a bit confusing, both by similarities in names, and in the time difference in chapters. It is also a bit slow moving. It may be perfect for someone with a strong interest in Ireland and its "troubles".