The Future for Curious People

The Future for Curious People

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Comic and Exuberant . . . A fine and tender tale for anyone who has tried to let go of the past and envision the future while falling in love." -Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope What if you could know your romantic future? What if an envisionist could enter the name of your prospective mate into a computer that would show you a film of your future life together? In The Future for Curious People, a young librarian named Evelyn becomes obsessed with this new technology: she can't stop visiting Dr. Chin's office because she needs to know that she'll meet someone and be happy one day. Godfrey, another client, ends up at the envisionist's office only because his fiancée insisted they know their fate before taking the plunge. But when Godfrey meets Evelyn in the waiting room, true love may be right in front of them, but they are too preoccupied-and too burdened by their pasts-to recognize it. This smart, fresh love story, with its quirky twists and turns, ponders life's big questions-about happiness, fate, and our very existence-as it follows Evelyn and Godfrey's quest for the elusive answers.
Publisher: [United States] : Algonquin Books : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781616204266
1616204265
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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oscar89 Dec 11, 2016

This book had really likable and quirky characters. It had a similar feel to the film "Eternal Sunshine" but in a more comedic way. It was fun to read, was imaginative, and made me think too. It's a great debut novel and worth checking out!

cmlibrary_myork Dec 11, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about this book! In addition to the original premise, Sherl's writing style is entirely approachable and hysterically funny. Despite a summary that seems to paint the story as a romance, this book is truly a comedy with wry and funny observations about current technology and life, and it easily appeals to both male and female readers. I laughed aloud as I read this book in the airport. The characters are easy to identify with and root for - charming and flawed in equal measures. Sherl makes the near-future that he speaks of seem completely plausible. Full marks for this novel!

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