Dana Dalling Dalling من عند Angelovo, Moskovskaya oblast', روسيا
We never find out what the main character's name is, but "Q" is the love of his life. They are firmly entrenched in wedding plans when a future version of the protagonist, through the miracle of time travel, appears to warn him against going through with the marriage. This is only his first visitor; there are many others, of varying ages, similar but different - each affected by changes the previous ones set in motion. At the instruction of these future selves, the author struggles to be a writer, a teacher, a lawyer, a world traveler - changing directions at a moment's notice. Interesting questions are raised, the most obvious being, "If you could go back and change your life, would you?" Perhaps more important is the question, "Should you?" What flows from that, of course, is how would those changes affect the future, and how many times would you have to keep doing it over until you got it right? Once the author starts tinkering with his life, nothing really goes smoothly; the only constant is his love for Q, and his inability to fill the gaping void of her absence. The book is written with very frank wit; the author has a tendency to veer off course, telling side stories that add substance, and not a little humor, to the main thread of the tale. It's a fun book to read.