If the Kirkus Review comment “An enigmatic leading man in a twisted mystery that may need to be read twice—a good thing” attracts you to read The Time Traveler’s Fool, then you might just be the kind of reader to be intrigued by the following suggestions as well. Before you come back for that second read, you might want to read The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind and The Confessions of St. Augustine and The Confessions of Nat Turner and Bartleby the Scrivener. Then on your way to a third reading you might want to read The Song of Solomon and The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and Twelve Years a Slave and The Recognitions. Coming back for a fourth read you might want to read up on transfinite mathematics, quantum mechanics and philosophy of the mind from Gilbert Ryle through Daniel Dennett. Not that you have to do any extra-curricular reading, I’m just saying that’s how I write.
I wanted to write a classic regular folks would actually read. I wanted to write an adventure academics would find resonant with meaning. You tell me how well I did.