Flashback - Dan Simmons This is one of those books where I enjoyed it but at the same time I think it fell short. I love the concept. The characters were great and the tale interesting but there is something I can't quite put my finger on that keeps me from giving it the fourth star.

The concept of the nation addicted to a drug that lets them relive better days is fascinating and it makes you wonder, how many folks would be addicted if there was such a drug? Would you take it?

I recommend this book. I liked it. Compared to Simmon's other works though? I enjoyed some of them far more than I did this one. Start with The Terror and a few of his others, then read this one.

(I am trying to keep all my reviews spoiler free... this is rather difficult and tends to make the reviews much shorter. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing)