John Gone

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
After finding a mysterious wristwatch buried in the sand, sixteen-year-old John suddenly finds himself teleporting farther and farther away from his home each day when the hands strike 3:14. Unable to deactivate the device or remove it from his arm, John must do what he can to survive when its dangerous creator comes looking for his lost invention. John Gone is Book One of The Diaspora Trilogy. More
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Hannes Birnbacher reviewed on June 1, 2016
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Okay, it's a Novel around crime and punishment, responsability and moral, the wrong girlfriend and true love. But is'nt it set a little bit too high? For heavens sake, there is sort of a re-born aegyptic pharao giving philosophical advices!

Science Fiction as the evolution of todays developments is rather weak. Yeah, there exist commercial enterprises who would imprison or kill employees for more profit, that's the social aspect. Okay, there is a funny wrist watch which can do tricks, but that's all what is "scientific".

Last not least, the book is part one of a trilogy and not complete by itself; it ends like it has begun, the hero is still trying to regain his freedom, which is, like in the whole book, incredible difficult.
Two stars in my system is: enjoy, don't keep, don't buy more...

Remark: In my system, five stars is reserved for the most important SF of world literature, e.g. "1984" from George Orwell, and four stars for those I consider all-time best, for example Michael Crichton or some novels from Larry Niven.
This leaves three stars for most of really good Indie SF, but as everybody else at Smashworts does rate a SF novel at five stars if he liked it, I was detoriating the average rating of Smashwords authors I like best! So I decided to change my previous reviews, one by one, and repost them without the smashwords rating. Watch out for my rating in the review text instead!
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James Jenkins reviewed on Jan. 8, 2015

Reads well, but the plot foundation seems improbable. Large leaps in technology and knowledge seem unlikely in the vacuum described.
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PaxD76 reviewed on June 13, 2014

This is one talented writer and one well-written book. Had a really hard time putting this book down - it cost me a good night's sleep! Well thought out, including how teleportation is resolved here - which, in itself, opens so many possibilities... There are some harsh moments in this book and mirrors possible real-world consequences of working with technology, power and decisions that are way over your head.
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Lisa Wood reviewed on June 26, 2013

This was an excellent read. New twist on a teleportation story. Well done!
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Emmelina Audigier reviewed on June 6, 2013

I liked this book, It had a good plot and a nice grey area between the goodies and the baddies. I suspect it will suit younger readers more than older. It poses an interesting question. Would you chance sacrificing your life for the chance of saving the life of someone you don't know?
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