My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve always heard about quantum physics, but up until I finished Unforgettable (by Eric James Stone), it was just a general abstract thought to me. It didn’t really mean anything other than “something really difficult to understand.”
How strange is it that this science fiction book helped me to completely understand the concept in a way I’d never been able to before?
The story is pretty simple to describe: The main character is a person who no one can remember for longer than 60 seconds. Once he’s out of sight and ear shot, 60 seconds later, your brain just pretends he wasn’t around at all. And he’s a spy, because why in the world would you be anything else?
The great thing is, he’s just a normal guy for the most part. No ninja assassin skills. No elite training. He’s just this guy who has a special power, and he’s using that power to do some good.
Stone takes this character and throws him into a fight for the future of the world, using quantum physics as the battleground. And somehow, it all works wonderfully. I found myself learning things and turning pages at a frenetic rate–a combination you just don’t find every day.
In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It sounds like a concept that would be really hard to pull off, but Stone did just that. Maybe this is a “great for Bryce” kind of book, since I’m a sucker for sci-fi and a sucker for learning new things, but if any of this sounds remotely appealing to you, you should give this book a shot.