Finished reading: Sea of Tranquility: A novel by Emily St. John Mandel

I don’t know if it was timely or unfortunate that I read this book so close to The End of Eternity - both had very similar themes, but Asimov is just so good at weaving the threads together into an engrossing story. I think this was a recommendation from Twitter, and while I enjoyed it, it did feel oddly paced. The start felt quite slow - the first half of the book was spent introducing the characters, yet the conclusion seemed to be squashed into the final chapter. Without spoiling too much, there’s some bootstrap paradox stuff (as any book involving time-travel should have) that just gets hand-waved away. It’s fine if you don’t think about it too hard.

Overall, not bad. Recommended for a not-too-serious read.