Soon after young Auvek Oliphant finds himself the unintentional curator of his uncle s bookstore, a series of strange events leads him and his new friend Bronwyn towards unraveling an old mystery the mystery of the winking clock Meanwhile, Sauvignon Pincer, a local journalist, investigates a series of seemingly normal incidents around the city, which lead him into the mSoon after young Auvek Oliphant finds himself the unintentional curator of his uncle s bookstore, a series of strange events leads him and his new friend Bronwyn towards unraveling an old mystery the mystery of the winking clock Meanwhile, Sauvignon Pincer, a local journalist, investigates a series of seemingly normal incidents around the city, which lead him into the middle of a growing altercation between two opposing gangs.This science fiction tale will pull readers into a brand new world filled with mystery and intrigue, as well as humor and fun.
The Clock Winked Soon after young Auvek Oliphant finds himself the unintentional curator of his uncle s bookstore a series of strange events leads him and his new friend Bronwyn towards unraveling an old mystery the
I hate giving a two star rating to this book, because it had some unusual and ingenious ideas, but the execution wasn t there.The book is set in the future, in a colony in space, yet avoids dumping info about the technology or culture, which was great I prefer books that throw you in and make you figure out what s going on For the most part this was done extremely well Also, the editing was pretty good I saw few grammatical or spelling errors, as is common these days with Kindle books.Some of th [...]
Not My Monkey, Not My Clock This is a Young Adult Sci Fi novel in the spirit of The Library It is set mostly in a seldom open, messy and dusty bookstore, somewhere on a distant planet where people live to very very old 175 years is considered adult status Auvek Oliphant is a young man not suited to his family business as an accountant, so he apprentices at his uncle s book shop When his cranky old uncle is put in jail for drunkenness and malicious mischief, Auvek is left to fend for himself He a [...]
First I would like to say that I really enjoyed this book I think that the premise is a bit odd but that makes it even enjoyable because it actually works I mean how often do you see a talking monkey in a bookstore that helps to put the worlds to right in a sci fi book This book could have been a total disaster but it ends up being a fun romp through several areas of literary and action adventure serials That being said there are several things about the book I wanted to know about that are ne [...]
This review was first published on Kurt s Frontier.Synopsis Being a book seller isn t easy in Pomegranate City Auvek Oliphant was just supposed to be interning with his uncle, William Oliphant XXXIV at William Oliphant, Bookseller After a mad outburst by his uncle, Auvek finds himself running the bookstore A series of strange events leads Auvek and his new friends to try to solve the generations old mystery of a winking clock Auvek and his friends Bronwyn, Salve, and a robot monkey named Simon f [...]
I received this book in return for an honest review Instantly I was taken into this story that involved an old bookstore owned by generations of Oliphant men Auvek Oliphant comes into the story as a family member wanting to intern in the bookstore In a whirlwind story that involves a clock that predicts the end of time, a little fantasy sci fi, a helpful robot monkey, and a long standing feud between two families willing to fight to the end I found myself not wanting to put the book down until I [...]
I really wanted to enjoy this book The concept was so original to me and sounded so intriguing, but I spent so much of the book confused out of my mind I even re read the beginning a few times to try and see if I missed something, but to no avail I never really figured out what was going on with several of the characters and was unable to get a good visual on where they were or a good grasp on the culture This book was very difficult for me to finish and I almost didn t finish it I will say that [...]
An awesome roller coaster This is exactly what this book is You are here to solve the mystery of the clock that winked and so is a myriad of characters It starts very easily in a bookstore, that part was really funny, I like the behavior of William Oliphant Then the rhythm accelerates and you have to keep going, to truly understand what s going on and who is who Nothing you believe is real The characters keep on changing in front of you in a great game of spy, betrayal and alliance I really enjo [...]
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review This wasn t what I was expecting, but it was pretty dang good It was very bookcentric I loved that It had a good story in it and the characters were interesting It was well worth reading and I read it in one sitting and quickly when I finally sat down to read again I love the legend in this book as it is not like I have ever read before.
I really liked this story It seems like a Young Adult since the characters are young but not really defined as adults versus kids.The characters were interesting and the plot would make a good introduction to science fiction.
Good readThe story was a bit whimsical, but enjoyable to read Liked the characters, especially the monkey It does say book 2, but it didn t seem to matter as the story was good on it s own.
The Clock WinderA most interesting read Something that is good for everyone to experience It was far above what I expected Hopefully you will feel the same way once you have read it.
Interesting readFull of odd twists and turns At each corner a new supposition creeps through the crack of doors open and amazes one with a new twist.
It was very difficult to keep the characters straight because they were all basically interchangeable.