The Little Book In 1988, the implausibly talented writer/music legend Wheeler Burden suddenly and mysteriously travels back in time to late-19th-century Vienna. There, he must take care not… The Little Book In 1988, the implausibly talented writer/music legend Wheeler Burden suddenly and mysteriously travels back in time to late-19th-century Vienna. There, he must take care not… 2008-08-14 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Dutton Adult
Book Review

The Little Book (2008)

The Little Book | THE NOT-SO LITTLE BOOK Selden Edwards worked on this time-traveling yarn for 30 years
THE NOT-SO LITTLE BOOK Selden Edwards worked on this time-traveling yarn for 30 years
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2008; Writer: Selden Edwards; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Dutton Adult

In 1988, the implausibly talented writer/music legend Wheeler Burden suddenly and mysteriously travels back in time to late-19th-century Vienna. There, he must take care not to change history, especially after running into his late father — who also inexplicably traveled back in time from WWII-era France — and a slew of famous faces, like Sigmund Freud and Mark Twain. Selden Edwards succeeds when delving into Wheeler's eclectic past and time-traveling tactics (e.g., his attempt to reinvent the Frisbee to make cash), but he tends to get bogged down in Freudian theory. At 398 pages, The Little Book is not so little (not surprising, since Edwards has been writing the novel for 30 years). But it reads like Back to the Future for the intellectual set, without the two abysmal sequels. B+

Originally posted Aug 08, 2008 Published in issue #1006 Aug 15, 2008 Order article reprints
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