Book Review: The Space Between Time By Charles Laidlaw

“We are who we believe ourselves to be” 


There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth… 
Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She’s also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist. 
But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe. 
The Space Between Time is humorous and poignant and offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost. 

The story is told through the eyes of Emma Rossini, the young daughter of a famous Hollywood actor and his beautiful but neurotic wife. We follow her life in three key stages, through her childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Emma’s experiences visibly impact her perception of the people around her and how she views her own life. She is an incredibly well-developed character and I really enjoyed how her personal biases are shown to influence the reader. Dark humour is laced between the pages keeping the story from feeling bleak.   

The Space Between Time is a beautifully written and well-paced book by Charles Laidlaw.  The story tackles important issues including mental health, dealing with grief, suicide and finding your way back to yourself.  

I absolutely recommend this this beautiful book, especially if you are in the mood for a deeply thoughtful and thought provoking read. Happy Reading Friends!  

My Rating: 4/5

Relevent-ish Fun Fact: Apparently, Einstein never wore socks.

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