Did you have trouble following the timeline?

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Re: Did you have trouble following the timeline?

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It was a little confusing when it was jumping from character to character randomly and also the time frame is never made clear to the reader. But for me, it did not took away the joy of reading this book; I was able to comprehend it by keeping track of the timeline.
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Yes, there were gaps in timeline and no clear picture of it was drawn by the author to help readers, I dont even know for how long he was on run.

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It definitely got a little confusing at times and broke up the flow of the book, but I managed to get used to it. There’s probably a better way it could have been handled though.
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Yeah the timeline was confusing. Especially when the author suddenly skipped to 1 year plus into his jail sentence when Hiram escaped from prison. I also wasn’t sure how much time he really spent in each of the places he went to.

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I observed the time lapses but it did not deter me from enjoying the story.

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I am currently only halfway through the book, but I have struggled a bit with the jumpiness of the story. I find the acceleration of the timeline tends to catch up to itself in later chapters only to jump ahead once again a few pages later.
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I found the timeline confusing. I would have preferred if the author provided dates before each chapter to show when a significant amount of time had passed or not.

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I followed the timeline okay. There was one part where I got confused but for the most part it was fine.

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Post by MrunalT »

Definitely yes. It becomes difficult to appreciate the book when you cannot keep up with the timelines. However interesting the story could be, the timelines should be perfect.

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