In ‘The World of Tomorrow’ an Irish man escaping prison in the late 1930’s fakes his way to America to find his brother. A violin playing heiress becomes involved, keeping him fully involved in his original tricks and he is followed by the I.R.A. who get him involved in a plot to assassinate the king of England at the World’s fair. The plot, and the storytelling tends to wander a bit too much and the author, Brenda Mathews, is capable of more.
- As far as to take away as far as the take away is concerned it seems to be a story made up of three parts. obviously the first one is the rogue impersonating a Scottish Lord.
- Halfway through it seems that he must have lost the premise of the world’s fair, and spent more time elsewhere.
- Lastly the author seems to have lost interest gaining it back when necessary, and losing needed poetic continuation.
“Brendan Mathews’s first novel, “The World of Tomorrow,” is admirably fearless, daring to tread territory staked by no less than E.L. Doctorow’s finest work, the 1985 novel-cum-memoir “World’s Fair.””