Time Warped Travelers

Fiction - Science Fiction
184 Pages
Reviewed on 05/16/2013
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Author Biography

So I’m sixty years old now and I’ve always wanted to write a book so I did. I called it Time Warped Travelers and had Outskirts Press help me self-publish it. It’s about two twenty-five year old people who end up in 1922 Ohio. Elizabeth Howard is a lady who likes to party, but
still keeps a level head about her. Tommy Evans is a piece of work and his language and grammar leave a lot to be desired, but he’s a byproduct of my life, so it’s the best I could do. Allow me to explain.
After graduating high school in 1970, I immediately went to work in an underground coal mine. Seven years later I changed careers and became an over-the-road truck driver. Thirty-three years later a heart attack brought that to a screeching halt so, you see, my influences ain’t exactly been church choir material, so to speak. Hence the crude-dude mannerisms of my lead character. There I sat, retired and bored out of my skull, so I sat down at my PC and wrote the next great American Novel. That’s one way of looking at it.
The Roaring Twenties was the time of parties-a-plenty and some drugs were legal. They smoked marijuana, drank colas laced with liquid cocaine, had sex when they wanted and that was just the girls. They were the first feminists, a.k.a “Flappers”, and I had a ball researching them because Beth was one of them. But all was not fun and games and Tommy saves her step-dad, Jackson, from having his orphanage foreclosed upon by a local nasty-ass bank. Her step-mom, one Ada the Righteous,

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Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

In the book “Time Warped Travelers” by Robert Westfall, the drama unfolds when Thomas Evans, a self-professed con artist, sees a newspaper ad about a pretty lady, Miss Elizabeth Howard, a cosmetics manager at Woolworth’s. So, the 20 something closes his eyes and pops up in the decade of the 1920s. They meet, get high, drink and have lots of steamy sex. But Elizabeth has a problem: her father has financial problems and her mother is dying. So Thomas “times” back to his modern-day apartment in Ohio equipped with spy cameras. He melts down gold and conspires with G, a dirty cop, Mama Louisa, a crooked pawn shop owner, and Giuseppe, a shady dealer in stolen goods. But Miguel Colidias, his benevolent guardian, warns Thomas about the Clock Watchers, rogue time travelers who threaten to stop Thomas’s efforts to help Elizabeth.

This book is worthy of critical acclaim and literary recognition. “Time Warped Travelers” was truly exceptional. Although there are lessons to be learned, the delivery of the messages through an upbeat, laid-back tone made it a cool thing. The language is graphic; it is part of Westfall’s street smart, humorous style. It is fast-paced. The 1920s slang, e.g., spiffy, apothecary, four bits and skedaddle, brings this piece to life. In his 60s, this is Westfall’s first book. But he is a literary genius who could easily develop a niche by publishing more work in the future. “Time Warped Travelers” is highly recommended.