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Every Anxious Wave

by Mo Daviau

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  • Rory A. (Henderson, NV)
    Better than copious caffeine at 6:30 in the morning!
    Read "Every Anxious Wave" in disbelief. Read it in amazement. Read it in stunned silence, but please just read it and know that science fiction can be not only still accessible, but also one invigorating head trip that kicks out the usual boundaries of science fiction and hurls us through time just as fiercely as bar owner Karl Bender and his equally fierce and fiercely intelligent astrophysicist girlfriend Lena are hurled as well in their attempt to rescue Karl's eccentric friend Wayne from 980 Mannahatta (instead of ending up in 1980 Manhattan, where Wayne wanted to go to save John Lennon). It's time travel for us, the average you and me, that we wish could be possible.
  • Viqui G. (State College, PA)
    Every Anxious Wave
    This is one of the most original novels I have read in a long time. It was hard to wrap my head around wormholes and time travel, but the character portrayals carried the story and kept me reading. The author fleshed out both Karl and Lena, the "odd couple" in this story so well that I feel like I could recognize them if I met them in a bar (in the present at least!). I also loved that Wayne, Karl's best friend found peace, happiness and acceptance in a totally different world. I strongly recommend this novel to adventuresome readers who are willing to suspend present reality for a possible future reality of time travel and asteroid collisions. I would give this 5 stars except the ending got a little too confusing and funky to follow. In general though, an exciting and original novel!
  • Kathleen W. (Appleton, WI)
    Every Anxious Wave
    I have read a fair number of time travel novels, but Every Anxious Wave had some unique features. I especially liked the quirky characters, both main and secondary, who seemed real to me and kept the book from getting too weird. I also liked how the author used Chicago and Seattle locations to ground the story. Only allowing the wormhole to take travelers back to favorite rock concerts was an unexpected twist which I enjoyed. I personally didn't like the author's portrayal of the future, but I guarantee that this book will result in some lively discussions.
  • Elizabeth G. (Cincinnati, OH)
    Nineties Music and Love in the Time of Time Travel
    I was captivated from the first page. This debut novel by Miss Mo, Mo Daviau, is a fun and creative read for the Generation X and Y crowd (and anyone interested in the alternative/modern music of the 1980s/1990s and the subsequent collapse of the radio and the music industries as they were with all the great labels that once existed catering to every kind of artist out there). It took me back in time to the days of good radio stations and college radio where you could discover interesting bands and then see them locally with your friends, like the fictional Axis. The music scene before everything came through the internet. The title is actually taken from an early 1990s band's song lyrics. The author does well writing from a male perspective, I thought. It's fun and a bit nostalgic but then bam! Astrophysics comes into play. The protagonist is sweet and tries to keep a grip while a lot of crazy things go on around and because of him. The smart goth girl from the small town is also a character to relate to; one who has had a bit too much trauma in her young life--something women experience more than I think others are aware. A couple of characters are underdeveloped and the end needs to be flushed out more completely, but this was an exciting read that I felt had something for everyone like me. A bit of High Fidelity meets The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Afraid some other reviewers did not get it from the fact the author is a woman to being offended by the language. If the Hunger Games to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and other dystopian, violent books are ok, the language of this age group is what it is and is not bringing an end to our culture. Also, there is no indication the author wants to live in pre-Columbian America, but that is hilarious, especially this week!
  • Portia A. (Mount Laurel, NJ)
    Really different
    I didn't think I would like this book..but I did. I am sure it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but the time travel, indie bands and asteroid came together to make a different kind of love story. If you want something off the beaten path, this is your book
  • Mary O. (Boston, MA)
    Not my kind of book!
    I chose to read Every Anxious Wave because it looked original, creative and different from what I typically read. For someone into rock bands, it is entertaining. I found myself having a hard time keeping focused and getting through the book. it was just not for me!!!
  • Daryl B. (Poolesville, MD)
    Every Anxious Wave-amusing
    I would never have picked this book to read although I did end up strangely enjoying it. The characters are very real even though they are living such a fantasy life. Science fiction is not my thing and neither are 90s rock bands. I think if I were familiar with some of the music that was constantly being mentioned, I could have related to the story more. That being said, I would have to recommend this to music fans of that genre...perhaps forty somethings that are into time traveling?
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