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With time running out, one man must decide whether to live or to die. Robot technician Angus Mundy has been living a lie for longer than he can remember. Struggling under the weight of a crippling drug addiction, he reaches a tipping point and begins to disintegrate when he loses a bet he cannot repay. The only way out is a deal that means certain death. Hilary Mundy, an id With time running out, one man must decide whether to live or to die. Robot technician Angus Mundy has been living a lie for longer than he can remember. Struggling under the weight of a crippling drug addiction, he reaches a tipping point and begins to disintegrate when he loses a bet he cannot repay. The only way out is a deal that means certain death. Hilary Mundy, an idealistic young woman on the verge of adulthood, races to save the father she no longer knows, unaware that she may already be too late.


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With time running out, one man must decide whether to live or to die. Robot technician Angus Mundy has been living a lie for longer than he can remember. Struggling under the weight of a crippling drug addiction, he reaches a tipping point and begins to disintegrate when he loses a bet he cannot repay. The only way out is a deal that means certain death. Hilary Mundy, an id With time running out, one man must decide whether to live or to die. Robot technician Angus Mundy has been living a lie for longer than he can remember. Struggling under the weight of a crippling drug addiction, he reaches a tipping point and begins to disintegrate when he loses a bet he cannot repay. The only way out is a deal that means certain death. Hilary Mundy, an idealistic young woman on the verge of adulthood, races to save the father she no longer knows, unaware that she may already be too late.

44 review for A Wasting Time

  1. 4 out of 5

    Georgia

    A Wasting Time by William Esmont is a short novella set in a dystopian world. Sometime in the future, robots are very real and now do the jobs no human wants. For example, working the mines. Robots drill through the rock and find anything of use. However, bringing in the robots doesn't free the men. As is turns out, quite a few men are needed to service the robots and keep them going. One of these men is Angus Mundy, who uses drugs to keep himself going throughout the very long days. Unfortunatel A Wasting Time by William Esmont is a short novella set in a dystopian world. Sometime in the future, robots are very real and now do the jobs no human wants. For example, working the mines. Robots drill through the rock and find anything of use. However, bringing in the robots doesn't free the men. As is turns out, quite a few men are needed to service the robots and keep them going. One of these men is Angus Mundy, who uses drugs to keep himself going throughout the very long days. Unfortunately, he also owes a "Mafia-type" boss a lot of money. The boss gives him a choice, setting up the plot of this very short story. In this world/future the drug Angus uses is J4X or JAX (to give it its street name). What the drug is isn't important though. This is a story more about Angus and his daughter Hilary and how much damage drugs can do. Not just to one person, but to everyone around them too. Since the book is short, the slippery slope is very abrupt, but I suppose it's representative of how quickly a person's life can spin out of control. I know we've seen this plot a million times, but still I was gripped by it. I keep saying it's a short story, but it really is. At only around 70 pages, the book was over before I knew it. At no point was I bored or put off by a topic that could very easily be repetitive and dull. For such a short book, a lot happens. However, there's no real conclusion. We're brought full-circle to the beginning without any more knowledge of what's happening than when we began. I'm under the impression that this may be a series, so there'll probably be answers in the next book. If you cut out the beginning and the end, this could be a good book about the dangers of drugs, not just physical ones, but all the other ways they can damage peoples' lives. With the whole book, we need another part to have any closure. I'm looking forward to seeing the direction this series (if it is one) will go, because at the moment the story is incomplete. If you've read any of the author's other books, this has his writing style all over it. We have a sporadic timeframe, the dystopian world, the very gritty, dark atmosphere and the very claustrophobic ambiance, that all combine to make a very tense read. A good story, but missing the next part. Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Arlena Dean

    By: William Esmont Published By: W.E. Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 3 Book Blog For: GMTA Review: "A Wasting Time" by William Esmont was a good dystopian sci-fi thriller read.It was of a story of the future...'dystopian world' with robots that drill through the rock to find anything of use and this is where Angus Mundy comes into the picture. It seemed he 'owed the boss a lot of money'...and this story will take off from here. 'This story was of Angus and his daughter Hilary a By: William Esmont Published By: W.E. Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 3 Book Blog For: GMTA Review: "A Wasting Time" by William Esmont was a good dystopian sci-fi thriller read.It was of a story of the future...'dystopian world' with robots that drill through the rock to find anything of use and this is where Angus Mundy comes into the picture. It seemed he 'owed the boss a lot of money'...and this story will take off from here. 'This story was of Angus and his daughter Hilary and how much damage drugs can do.' To get into this story and it will be a short one you must pick up this read to see what will come out of this situation. It will be a quick read so you will not get bored because before you know it ...its over. Will there be a conclusion? You will be left wondering if there will be another part to this read. I thought this was a good sci-fi read but it seemed unfinished read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Britt

    Short story in a future, dystopian world. I did really like the story; I thought it was well-written and intriguing, and it really drew me in. What was a pity though was how short it was. It really felt more like the beginning of a novel than a stand-alone story, and I would have liked to read more. The characters are really only just developing, and could be rounded out more. The world is described nicely, but the description is rather rudimentary and could be expanded. There is still a lot more Short story in a future, dystopian world. I did really like the story; I thought it was well-written and intriguing, and it really drew me in. What was a pity though was how short it was. It really felt more like the beginning of a novel than a stand-alone story, and I would have liked to read more. The characters are really only just developing, and could be rounded out more. The world is described nicely, but the description is rather rudimentary and could be expanded. There is still a lot more that could be told about these characters and the world they live in, and it would have been great if this would have been a longer, more complete story.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carol Brannigan

    Not exactly what I would call a full volume. This was more of an introductory story - Although it was a great introduction to the characters. I am looking forward to the next installment I just hope that it is longer. The writing is on par with other Esmont novellas I have read (which I also enjoyed). The characterization is also excellent but it ended too abruptly even for a series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed

    The novel is short, I could say it 's an intro to a novel, rather than short story. The story is interesting, the author looks after detailed descriptions that make me imagine how the characters think and feel, what they see. Could be better if it contained more of the main story. waiting for the next book...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ddon Delarge

    I will complete this after the read

  7. 4 out of 5

    Poet Gentleness

    This short story has a rocky start but... Are you kidding me? Is this a way to end a book? Waste of my time!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Violet

    Thanks to Goodreads and William Esmont for my copy of A Wasting Time. For a short story it was packed full of adventure, it will keep you interested in the story and wanting more till the end.

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