The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

I picked up this book on my birthday book shopping spree because it caught my eye: Noah is four and he wants to go home. The only trouble is, he’s already there.

The Forgetting Time is about Noah, only child of single New York mum Janie, who behaves in some unusual ways. He knows things he shouldn’t and remembers things that have never happened. He is a mystery to his mother, his nursery and doctors. Because Noah remembers being a nine-year-old boy called Tommy.

Is Noah ill? Has he got a really active imagination? Or was he really once a boy called Tommy? When Janie joins forces with the ageing Dr Jerry Anderson, will she get to the bottom of Noah’s issues?

The reviews for this book are excellent and I really wanted to love it. It was a good story, which certainly had me interested, but I’ve read a lot of better books this year. I read it straight after Me Before You, and that was always going to be a hard act to follow.

The Forgetting Time is an interesting read, about something I’ve never read about before. Sharon Guskin’s debut novel is not a particularly challenging read and not too dark. The characters are likeable and pretty believable. It’s a good book, it’s just not a brilliant book!

Have you read The Forgetting Time? What did you think of it?

The Forgetting Time, Sharon Guskin, Book review

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  1. Oh that’s a shame, the plot sounds amazing I was hoping you’d say it was brilliant! Loving the new logo by the way!
    Nat.x

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    • Yes, it was good, it just didn’t blow me away! That might be just me, but I spoke to one other person who’d read it and she felt pretty much the same!
      Thanks! I’m very pleased with my new logo 🙂 x

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  2. I kind of still want to know if there’s a twist in it so I’ll give it a shot!

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    • It’s definitely worth a read! It’s an unusual story and I’ve never read anything quite like it.

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  3. I have to admit the concept has me intrigued but I’m not sure if it would hod my interest for long. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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    • It’s definitely an interesting book and it moves at quite a fast pace. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t up there with my favourite reads of the year.

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  4. An interesting concept. Reminds me of a book I read earlier in the year, which was a similar situation, but approached from a different standpoint – can’t remember what it was called though.

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    • Interesting to hear there is a similar book out there. This one is well worth a read!

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    • It was the caption that got me intrigued too! It is well worth a read.

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    • The cover really drew me in. It was a good book and worth a read, but it didn’t blow me away! But I guess it isn’t possible for every single book I read to blow me away?!

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    • It was definitely a page turner, but it lacked something and I’m not sure what. Another friend said the same. It was good, but not brilliant.

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  5. It’s a shame this book didn’t live up to your expectations. It sounds a really good premise. Might add it to my TBR list though as it’s got me intrigued.
    #readwithme

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  6. This book sounds really interesting, I’d love to read it and find out more.
    #readwithme

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