Now we’re really moving! Our journey through time and reality is at full stride with this month’s book. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
is a “a page-turning thriller that packs a ton of clever plot twists and world-building that you just want to lose yourself in” (io9
). It is one part Groundhog Day
, one part Highlander
, and a lot of fun.
No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.
As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message.’
This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
Director: Doug Liman
There are a lot of string theory films out there but most of them struggle to create a concise narrative in a complete world in 120 minutes. One film that I think does that and also gives you a hefty dose of fantasy violence is Edge of Tomorrow. Tom Cruise and Emily Blount star in this crazed dash through time that is a real blast to watch.