Tick to the Tock

Tick to the Tock MatthewTurner
  • Title: Tick to the Tock
  • Author: MatthewTurner
  • ISBN: 9781494877606
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tick to the Tock MatthewTurner Tick to the Tock What would you do if you had three months to live That s what Dante King faces the indecisive twenty two year old who must finally learn to embrace life and love Tick to the Tock is a Contemporary Ne
    What would you do if you had three months to live That s what Dante King faces, the indecisive twenty two year old who must finally learn to embrace life and love.Tick to the Tock is a Contemporary New Adult Novel about Dante coming of age during turbulent times A story inspired by love, but with the gritty realities of regret, missed opportunity, and understanding life What would you do if you had three months to live That s what Dante King faces, the indecisive twenty two year old who must finally learn to embrace life and love.Tick to the Tock is a Contemporary New Adult Novel about Dante coming of age during turbulent times A story inspired by love, but with the gritty realities of regret, missed opportunity, and understanding life s meaning under dire circumstance But a single mind isn t affected on this journey, as an eclectic group comes to terms with the past, present, and what lies ahead.Dante must confront and accept his fate, but can he let go of Danni his lost love and kindred dreamer With his rationally stubborn cousin, and eccentric best friend, Dante witnesses a life of dream and wonder embarking across Europe, tackling Tibet, travelling Australia, and defeating each lifelong wish one by one.Follow this coming of age roller coaster as four lives change forever We re only given one, but it s never too late to understand faith, discover acceptance, and uncover the true meaning of love and happiness Dante will die, but not before Danii, Ethan, Wilbur and he undertake an intense and heartfelt journey.Smile Cry Ask yourself what you would do with three months left Because Love Living Begins Now
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    About MatthewTurner


    1. Hi, my name is Matthew, and I write books while drinking rather rich coffee As an author of both Fiction Non Fiction, you ll find all of works on these very pages However, perhaps you d like In that case join me behind the scenes on my writing adventures via a group of fans, avid readers and aspiring avid readers called the MERRY MISFITS To bring you quickly up to date, my latest novel is I UNLOVE YOU a coming of age new adult story about love and life Head over to here smarturl unlove where you can look inside and maybe find a way to get some free goodies, connect with me AND learn about my community of MERRY MISFITS


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    1. What would you do if with the time left after learning you had inoperable cancer With only so much time left, the young man has to decide just that Should he fight it to the end, or use his last days to see the things he may never get the chance to again The question intrigues me, though it s one I hope I will not have to answer, at least not in the dire situation presented here But it is the reason I chose to read this book I figured it could be a tear jerker of a novel not that this tough guy [...]

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    2. 4 StarsWhat an Emotional read We ve all heard read seen themes of mortality and how to spend the last days of life however this book does it with understated style and grace It s not over the top It s not life altering It s just honest and real.I really appreciated that the characters were so human There were no perfect moments as hard as they tried These characters suffered, sometimes silently, often with the aid of alcohol and always without perfected dialogue In other words they acted like re [...]

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    3. To never reach the age of twenty three is unjust but this is the fate i face This was a very emotional read for me ,i truly was in tears from when i started reading about Dante the moment they told him ,about his terminal illness I felt as though i was the one receiving the horrible news The way that the author wrote the details in this book, and also something that i really loved was how each chapter was written as though it was a day in his life , till we reach the end I was touched with all t [...]

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    4. PLEASE NOTE I DID NOT COMPLETE READING THE WHOLE BOOK The explanation is given in the review of the part of the book I did readITIAL THOUGHTSTo be totally truthful which I always try to be as I approach this one I truly don t know what to expect its not what I d say is my usual genre but I am looking forward to reading something totally different So I ve started reading now and am 11% in and Mmmm its okay so far .I am feeling it pulling me in a little REVIEWI received and e arc of this book dire [...]

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    5. Matthew Turner has done a great job of portraying the emotions, actions and relationships of a young man, 22 years old who is diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable brain tumor.Dante has decided he wants to take the trip of his dreams and visit all the places around the world he has always wanted to see His cousin, Ethan, his best friend, Wil and his ex girlfriend, Danii join him I think this trip was cathartic for his companions than Dante Dante learns a lot about Wil that even after 20 years [...]

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    6. Received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review It s a shame how devastation is often required to appreciate that which surrounds us I m sitting here, at a loss for words really, trying to think of how to even approach describing this book in a few words These days, there seems to be an abundance of ever growing and popular books, movies, tv shows, what have you about people dying before their time battling diseases that no human should ever have to go through, especially at such [...]

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    7. Matthew Turner beautifully portrays the ups and downs of a journey without falsely making the journey beautiful He doesn t romanticize dying, but rather romantically describes it It is the perfect balance of wanderlust and curiosity and finding purpose in life when Dante is forced to face the reality that his life is ending Turner perfectly writes a character that has been forced to face a diagnosis he doesn t anticipate or deserve Dante is a waiter, a hesitater, who finally decides to get up an [...]

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    8. ALL THE FEELZ This beautifully written novel is unnervingly accurate when it comes to the emotional reactions to a diagnosis As someone who has had a number of loved ones die of cancer it was genuine enough to give me pause The first line hit me hard because I am twenty three with a birthday only two days, a birthday that for a long time I didn t think I would get to see Though not because of cancer It was almost too much for me but stopped just short, I was simply too attached to the characters [...]

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    9. I received a free copy of this book from the author via the group YA and NA romance in exchange for an honest review.This book hit close to home with me as I a family member died of a brain tumor At first I felt sorry for Dante and wished that a miracle would happen, but after a while I began to despise him, I found it hard to carry on I found the story dragged, but I think this is probably it s just not for me, I do not often read this sort of thing although I usually enjoy them This one just w [...]

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    10. To never reach the age of twenty three is unjust, but this is the fate I face So begins Matthew Turner s second novel, Tick to the Tock, a moving, grippingly well written book which is especially considering its ostensibly bleak subject matter shot through with a reflective, melancholy tenderness that leaves the reader with a tear in their eye Discovering that he has only months to live, Dante is forced to re evaluate his life, his past, and his relationships, and to find a way of dealing with h [...]

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    11. My Take on this Journey Tick to the Tock, by Matthew Turner, was an all encompassing novel of love, life, healing, learning, growing, compromising, selflessness and death Mr Turner was masterful with his prose He made me feel every turbulent step of Dante Kings painful journey At the young age of 22, he is told by his long time doctor, and family friend, that he has an inoperable brain tumor He is sent on a quest from specialist to specialist, and no one can give him a straight forward answer as [...]

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    12. For this review and , visit Such a Novel Idea.4.5 5 starsI knew what I was getting myself into when I signed up for this blog tour review I mean, it says it all right there in the synopsis right A guy dying trying to come to grips with the last of his days I don t know what it says about me that I am drawn to books like this, books that force you to delve into the tough issues of life However, every time I do, I always feel changed somehow And maybe that is why I do it.Whatever I thought I knew [...]

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    13. A month ago, I had the delightful honor of assisting British author Matthew Turner with the process of his novel, Tick to the Tock I assisted him by editing it and as I read, fell in love with the whole theme of the book Matthew is an amazing writer and an even better brand king in the realm of inspiring reading for the modern adult I had previously enjoyed his first novel, Beyond Parallel, in which he examined what ifs and now in Tick to the Tock, I enjoyed how he once again makes the reader TH [...]

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    14. An emotional, heart wrenching and poignant tale 5 stars Full review to be published on my blog on 28th January during my stop for the Tick to the Tock Blog Tour oldvictorianquill.wordpressThere are some books that stay with you for a long time after you finish reading them Tick to the Tock is up there with the best of them with the author succeeding in creating an emotional, intriguing, engaging, heartwarming and spiritual story about a young man having to come to accept his mortality at an age [...]

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    15. What would you do if you found out you were dying How would you spend your last days Months These are the questions Dante faces when he finds out he has a rare and inoperable brain tumor Suddenly life seems really short and he is left facing the tough question how does he spend the remainder of his time on this earth I felt like this profoundly changed Dante and why wouldn t it I think anyone would look at life differently after finding out your life was being cut short He is so young and there [...]

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    16. Hello darkness, my old friend, I ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain, Still remains Within the sound of silence The sounds of silence Simon GarfunkelWhat would you do if you had three months to live I do not know , is a simple answer, I know , but that yes I know is the world the emotions that to feel , and that s part of why I loved this book.This way out of that magic with a happy endin [...]

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    17. Writer PersonSo I m doing this review a little bit differently and here s why This book is a helluva lot complex than my three star rating conveys.So what do I mean by that I mean that on one hand, it was a long, agonizingly slow read.But wait a minute.That s not quite right.As slow as it was, it perked my interest and boggled my mind I can t believe I actually said that sentence This is was reading Brit lit does to Americans.I think half of my problem was the fact that my experience with Briti [...]

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    18. Tick to the Tock is a contemporary new adult novel that is about a twenty two year old who finds out that he may never get to reach the age of twenty three.The story starts off with Dante waking up in a good mood and feeling excited to start writing again However, he received the devastating news that he has a tumor in his brain when he went for his doctor s appointment Things happen and he is left to decide on whether he should continue staying at home or create some memories by traveling to pl [...]

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    19. The first thing I want to say about this book is that I VE FINISH IT It s not like it s bad or anything it s just that I don t really have the time to read the book I have so much schoolwork that I nearly missed my deadline for reviewing this book I ve already tried cutting back on my blog work just to accommodate my studying Well, enough of my problems, back to the book I didn t really know what this book would give me I have no idea what so ever about it I just remembered signing up for the to [...]

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    20. Tick to the Tock is a story about youth, friendship, love, life, and ultimately, death Right from the word go, the reader is transported into the world of Dante King and the harsh reality he faces Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Dante is told he has only a few months left and upon hearing this news, decides that he wants to live the remainder of the life he has left to the fullest As he arrives at the airport to embark upon a personal, emotional and physical journey which will take him all over [...]

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    21. 4.75 starsTICK TO THE TOCK is a contemporary, new adult stand alone novel that will take you on a journey of reflection for one man as he faces his mortality and the end of life Twenty two year old Dante King is going to die An inoperable brain tumor is forcing the young man to take a hard look at life and with it comes the reality of his death Not wanting to sit at home waiting for the end, Dante embarks on a journey across Europe, Asia and Australia with his two best friends Wil and Ethan and, [...]

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    22. I think there has always been a question about whether men can write new adult contemporary romance and Matthew Turner answers that question with a loud Yes, they can Tick to the Tock is an emotional story about Dante King, a 22 year do man who discovers he has an aggressive brain tumor, leaving him few options for treatment other than pain medication and anti convulsants Rather than wait at home for his expected demise Dante decides to take one final trip to places around the world he has alway [...]

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    23. So first off, I just want to say MATTHEW TURNER IS AWESOME But back to the book.The first time I heard about this story honestly, I laughed Mostly because the concept reminded me somewhat of the movie 50 50 and let s face it, parts of that movie were pretty entertaining youtube youtube watch v Xa ea Joseph Gordon Levitt and Anna Kendrick are great.I guess one of the things I admired about this book the most is the care that seemed to go into it Turner has clearly researched this subject in great [...]

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    24. Review originally posted on Polished Readers.As I approached reading this novel, I wasn t really sure what to expect from it A story like this isn t what I would typically choose to read, but I was intrigued nonetheless After all, I do enjoy some angsty heartache now and again, and this story definitely seemed like it was going to have a whole lot of that I had a difficult time in the beginning getting into this book as the development of the story felt slow and honestly extra wordy Dante spends [...]

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    25. I m a blogger at AppraisingPages, check us out for giveaways and The book lived up to all of my expectations of a Matthew Turner novel It had richness in every sense The characters travels take us far and wide all over the world and I could practically feel the warm beaches with the way he writes The story was character driven exactly what I loved about Beyond Parallel It just isn t a good story without good characters It s the conversations, development, experiences, and maturity of the people [...]

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    26. With a huge lump in my throat I ve finished this book I thank so much to the author for this wonderful book, because it kept reminding me of how fast life can change, how one day we can be all smiles and cheerfulness, and the next we might be gone This is a wonderful story of a young man that faces an inevitable death, he gets to spent a few months of what s left of his life with his loved ones, and he changes those around him in such a wonderful way I loved that he was able to make it through t [...]

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    27. I have read Matthew Turner s other publications Tales from a Tiny Thai Table, Beyond Parallel , and while I thoroughly enjoyed those works, I think this is my favorite to date Mr Turner has clearly grown as an author since his first publication, and his storytelling skills shine in TICK to the TOCK An eclectic mix of characters, beautifully descriptive settings, rich dialogue, and a sense of urgency help to drive this novel This book reminds readers of the importance of embracing life to the ful [...]

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    28. Intense, soul touching novel worth reading by everyone It s an emotional story that will make us reflect deeply to our lives It s about life and death, love and hate, family and strangers, dreams and compromises, heal and pain, present and future It s about all of us and the time that we have to spend on this wonderful earth I enjoyed reading it and I found myself dreaming to travel around the world with Dante and his friends I wished there was a cure for his tumour and life for him I liked how [...]

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    29. I write reviews for Appraising Pages, check us out for all things bookish Review So, after reading Beyond Parallel, I was on board to check out this new novel by Matthew Turner When I started reading it, I was immediately pulled in to the beautiful writing There is just a way that the words are painted, with feeling, that drew me in to the story.This is a really hard topic to talk about, much write about I don t think many people want to read a story, that starts with finding out the main chara [...]

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    30. 3.5 4 starsTick to the Tock was one of those books that you aren t sure how to handle, and it won t fit everyone s tastes.It starts a little slow, but then pulls you in for an emotional ride for which you are in no way ready The story is one of self discovery for a 22 year old named Dante who just found out he will not make it to 23 as he has a tumor The way Turner draws you into the character is slow and steady You learn about him through his personal observations of the world around him which [...]

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