“Diminishing Return” is a thought-provoking glimpse into a dystopia future that is frighteningly plausible. Time stops, you don’t die and technology lets you jump back and forth in time. What could possibly go wrong? Well, as we discover as “Diminishing Return” unfolds, plenty. Through his characters, Newcomer explores ennui, isolation, depression and suicide. But this is not a depressing book. Far from it! Joe balances his treatment of these subjects with an engaging writing style, endearing characters and just the right mix of humor. I particularly like his use of musical references throughout the book. And I heartily applaud Joe for providing a list of resources at the end of the book to help those struggling to find hope and purpose in their lives. “Diminishing Return” is a book you need to add to your library and read more than once!