Of Time And Place by B.R. Freemont was a relaxing read. It is a slow story without any really exciting scenes.
The story follows the main character, a man named James. The story is about his life and job. It is set in the future United States which has pretty much run out of gasoline. It seems to be a pretty accurate description of how things could(will) be if/when the gas runs out.
It does have a couple of sex scenes…not really graphic but still sex. And the sex was with something he really shouldn’t have been messing around with. Which made me want to slap him and ask him where he was keeping his brain.
He is still likeable though. I got into the story pretty quick. The writing is good and makes you want to keep reading just to find out what happens. I really liked the ending.
From the back cover :
As the global energy crisis of the 21st century wears on, James Lendeman searches for answers – both for the country and for himself.
Working in the Federal Energy Department for the iconoclastic and enigmatic Kate Hastings, James is at the center of a world of political intrigue and personal conflicts. Unsure of whether he can go along with Kate’s plans for the country (and for him), he is forced to steer his own way through a maze of personal and professional problems.
When we meet James a few years later (through an ingenious weaving of dual timelines), he is in Savannah, working as a contractor for the government and debating the merits of a flirtatious college student who lives in his boarding house.
Nimbly moving forward and backward through James’s personal timeline, Of Time and Place leads its readers on a journey through the twists and turns of life in a kind of historical novel of the future. From a tumultuous romance and marriage to a romantic spring in Florence and the adversities along the way, James finds himself debating both his own life and the feasibility of maintaining a viable US economy in the mid-21st century.
Drawn from very real issues of global import, and playing out in some of the most storied cities in the world, Of Time and Place will leave every reader pondering the future – and the present.
About the Author :
B.R. Freemont was born in New York and has lived in the Savannah area for over a decade. He holds a B.A. from Columbia and an M.A. from New York University. During his business career, Freemont filled a number of management assignments and briefly worked for government entities.
Over the years, his interests have included: astronomy, domestic and foreign travel, dog breed club administration, wine tasting, and avidly reading both fiction and non-fiction.
He is married and has a son and two daughters.