The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

{5/5} “The end of the world is speeding up — it is happening earlier in every life. That implies that the cause is changing, and what, we must ask, is the cause of change?”

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, published in 2014

When Harry dies he finds himself back where he started — being born in the same time and place. But this time he remembers his previous life — and all the others. He gets to live his life again, but he can live it differently. He discovers that there are others like him — the Cronus Club. When Harry and the other members of the club find out that the world is ending they have to decide what — if anything — to do about it.

Read this book when you have a bit of time — you won’t be able to put it down. It grabs you right from the opening pages.

The historical sweep and intrigue remind me a tiny bit of Anne Rice’s novels.

I love the word “kalachakra,” used to describe a person who lives their life over and over.

The only flaw is that the purpose of the quantum mirror wasn’t really explained.

The novel has the same basic premise as Replay by Ken Grimwood but all the details are different. You might not want to read them back to back, but both books are worth reading.

This is the first novel by North that I’ve read.

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