Blog Tour Review: The Boy Who Fell From The Past

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE BOY WHO FELL FROM THE PAST by Truant D. Memphis Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Truant D. Memphis

Pub. Date: November 1, 2022

Publisher: Tdm, Ink

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 116

Find it: Goodreads

A passage. This story is a passage. A chapter from my earliest adventures. A moment in time recounting the first time I traveled through time...or something like that. I may have been dimension hopping. We're still not certain. Anyway, I share this with you because it was also the first time (time, time, time...) I met Ezekiel and Jacob Trate, or any other member of the Trate family. I share this with you because it was the first time I met Frank. I share this with you because the whole deal was a portal full of fun (you'll get this joke once you start reading).



The Boy Who Fell From the Past is a humorous and adventurous novella. It's 103 pages long, so it is very short. I wouldn't say this is fully an adult or YA book one way or another. It's an ambiguous book for readers who don't mind a creative and different approach to storytelling. It has a bit of adult language in it, but overall there's nothing graphic or inappropriate. There are a few sidetracks of philosophizing and thinking out loud from the narrator, but nothing that I'd consider very concerning. This book won't be fun for most kids, but older teens and adults could find enjoyment in it. 

The book follows Truant D. Memphis a portal traveler/dimension hopper (we're still figuring out which). The story is told through both 3rd person and 1st person narration. It DOES switch without warning which could be jarring, disruptive, and confusing for some readers. At first it threw me off, but over time I got used to it and just accepted it as part of the adventure. Truant drops through a portal, ends up in the future, makes new friends, and tries to figure out what is going on. The book ends on a cliffhanger and promises more, so there'll likely be another book eventually. 

The adventure is very interesting and many of the plot points and concepts are very intriguing. However, because it's so short, some of these concepts are very quickly glossed by. There are several things I'd like to know more about that I didn't get to. This book is divided into three chapters and there are several line breaks between paragraph sections to structure the story. I wasn't wild about this organizational method to start, but it DOES make a handy tool for planning three reading sessions. 

The Boy Who Fell From the Past definitely won't be for everything. The storytelling style is whimsical and playful. It's very...Alice in Wonderland meets Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to me. I definitely feel like this would have been a book I'd come across in a creative writing course or a really fun indie publisher. It's so out of the norm and it has such an eclectic approach. This is a book that you'll either love, find enjoyment in, or probably hate if you're not into its narrative style and structure. It really is a narrative approach unto itself. I did enjoy it, but I did feel some drawbacks with it in terms of length, some division breaks, and the narration shift initially jarred me a lot. That being said I did have a good time with it and I would be interested in reading Truant's next adventure. I give The Boy Who Fell From the Past a Lone Star rating of ✯✯✯ stars. If you enjoy unconventional storytelling approaches and want some whimsy in your reading, this is your book. 

About Truant D. Memphis:

Truant Delighted Memphis is an author, actor, alter-ego, fictional character, adventurer, sloppy guitar player, martial artist, husband and father. He was born and raised in Texas. An orphan, at age 16 he wandered away from his foster home on foot in search of adventure. He is married to Daffodil Fields. They have two children: Daniel Trate (adopted), and a baby girl named Peaceful Dreaming Memphis (Sweet Pea for short).

Truant began his journey to save the Multiverse a little over 10 years ago. He is an agent for the all-knowing Bob, who we think is what other people call God, though we haven't confirmed that yet. Truant invites you to join him on his quest.

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Giveaway Details:

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