The Universe Doesn't Do Second Chances

The Universe Doesn t Do Second Chances Set in Edinburgh in early and Cyprus in the late eighties a lonely man approaching forty and living an average life of missed opportunities and regrets especially regarding the opposite sex die

  • Title: The Universe Doesn't Do Second Chances
  • Author: Sean-Paul Thomas
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Set in Edinburgh in early 2000 and Cyprus in the late eighties, a lonely man approaching forty and living an average life of missed opportunities and regrets especially regarding the opposite sex, dies in a plane crash When he awakens in a subdued and bizarre subconscious state, he is granted by the powers that be a second chance to spend one final day each with the two gSet in Edinburgh in early 2000 and Cyprus in the late eighties, a lonely man approaching forty and living an average life of missed opportunities and regrets especially regarding the opposite sex, dies in a plane crash When he awakens in a subdued and bizarre subconscious state, he is granted by the powers that be a second chance to spend one final day each with the two girls in his life who made the biggest impact on his heart Two girls from two different time eras whom our hero never had the courage nor conviction to even strike up a simple conversation with at the time of meeting them.The Universe Doesn t Do Second Chances is a story about passion, romance, adventure, coming of age and second chances What would you do differently if given the impossible second chance at another shot at true love And then, at the bitter sweet end, were left to make one last and final heartbreaking decision.

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    1. ‘The Universe Doesn't Do Second Chances’ is a story which emphasizes living in the now, so while you may have regrets at least you've tried. Liam’s last day on Earth has him getting on a plane which ends up crashing. As it is going down, his thoughts are of the risks he never took in love throughout his lifetime. Liam wakes up back in 2004 and spends the day with Cheeky Czech Alex, a beautiful tourist whom he was hesitant to speak to the first time around. When his day with Alex is over, h [...]

    2. “For as long as I could remember I was never really that great with women…they were my stumbling blocks…Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. Whoever came up with that phrase, I wanted his greasy head on a silver platter.” (3) Right from the start, our main protagonists lures the reader into a world of self-deprecating humor. “My final thoughts weren't of my loving mother, my proud but stubborn father, my jolly cheery match maker sister or my average life and [...]

    3. The unnamed narrator of our story spends the initial pages ranting about what a loser he is with women. He has lots of things he plans to say but never says them. He admires two particular women on a plane, both of whom he describes as very attractive, sexy gals but he seems paralyzed to act on his best intentions. Then things change quite dramatically. As the plane plunges the narrator to his death, he’s not doing the “life in a flash” routine but thinking about all those regrets about wo [...]

    4. The spiel was promising but the book did not live up to it. The part with Alex especially is a bit unbelievable. A Slovak visiting britain for the first time, learnt English form films and Aged teachers yet can flirt, use sarcasm, witty rejoinders etc. Neither of the stories feel was if they are going anywhere. To top it all I HATE books that finish without really knowing what has happened. Did he choose to stay on or go off the plane, did he dream or really undergo the plane crash. It says he d [...]

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