Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)

Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1) For Kivrin, Preparing An On Site Study Of One Of The Deadliest Eras In Humanity S History Was As Simple As Receiving Inoculations Against The Diseases Of The Fourteenth Century And Inventing An Alibi For A Woman Traveling Alone For Her Instructors In The Twenty First Century, It Meant Painstaking Calculations And Careful Monitoring Of The Rendezvous Location Where Kivrin Would Be Received.But A Crisis Strangely Linking Past And Future Strands Kivrin In A Bygone Age As Her Fellows Try Desperately To Rescue Her In A Time Of Superstition And Fear, Kivrin Barely Of Age Herself Finds She Has Become An Unlikely Angel Of Hope During One Of History S Darkest Hours.Connie Willis Draws Upon Her Understanding Of The Universalities Of Human Nature To Explore The Ageless Issues Of Evil, Suffering, And The Indomitable Will Of The Human Spirit. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Somehow, by the year 2053, we ll have invented time travel but lost the use of cell phone technology You d think that was a pretty good trade off, right Well, if you ve read a few of Connie Willis future historian time travel books, you know that we re probably better off as we are, because without cell phones, it seems humanity would spend most of its days in fevered attempts to place calls by landline video phone, narrowly missing one another, encountering busy circuits, unable to locate Somehow, by the year 2053, we ll have invented time travel but lost the use of cell phone technology You d think that was a pretty good trade off, right Well, if you ve read a few of Connie Willis future historian time travel books, you know that we re probably better off as we are, because without cell phones, it seems humanity would spend most of its days in fevered attempts to place calls by landline video phone, narrowly missing one another, encountering busy circuits, unable to locate anyone not at his home or office This would go
The Middle Ages are a shady back alley of history They are a juvenile delinquent to which all the proper historical eras give the proverbial side eyeLife expectancy in 1300 was thirty eight years, he had told her when she first said she wanted to go to the Middle Ages, and you only lived that long if you survived cholera and smallpox and blood poisoning, and if you didn t eat rotten meat or drink polluted water or get trampled by a horse Or get burned at the stake
What I find most objectionable about this book is its apparent lack of editing Half the novel consists of people panicking over the phone about other phone conversations other people have had about people getting on and off trains who are the children of WHO CARES Willis has no sense of perspective, no skill for inventing the suggestive detail consequently, this novel is a monument to the gods of boredom This on top of the implausible premise that if time travel were available as a technolog What I find most objectionable about this book is its apparent lack of editing Half the novel consists of people panicking over the phone about other phone conversations other people have had about people getting on and off trains who are the children of WHO CARES Willis has no sense of perspective, no skill for inventing the suggestive detail consequently, this novel is a monument to the gods
and what exactly was the point of this nearly 600 page novel that people can be incredibly annoying and repetitious that the Black Death kills i can t believe i wasted so many hours reading this flabby, irritating nonsense i could have been spending time with friends or exercising or taking naps or reading another book the entire thing is a monument to wasted time my time and the characters time and the 5 years of time it took to write this extravagantly dreary ode to pointlessness.real and what exactly was the point of this nearly 600 page novel that people can be incredibly annoying and repetitious that the Black Death kills i can t believe i wasted so many hours reading this flabby, irritating nonsense i could hav
Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That s 35 books, 6 of which I d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading
A quote from courageous young Kivrin, the medievalist who travels back in time where she lives among villagers in 14th century English I wanted to come, and if I hadn t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were Connie Willis, Doomsday Book Doomsday Book by the American author Connie Willis is an amazing, unique, captivating 600 page novel taking place in two times concurrently near future Oxford, England and a 14th A quote from courageous young Kivrin, the medievalist who travels back in time where she lives among villagers in 14th century English I wanted to come, and if I hadn t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were Connie Willis, Doomsday Book Doomsday Book by the American author Connie Willis is an amazing, unique, captivating 600 page novel taking place in two times concurrently near future Oxford, England and a 14th Century medieval English village Historian and
OMG I am finally finished What a travel down a monotonous road I will not attempt to say once again what has been so eloquently said many times before But one thing that I had to mention was a phrase that has stuck in my mind for days I found myself last week picking up the book so that I might be able to put closure on it So there I am reading ok skimming this book as some say Best time travel novel I ve ever read or a study of people s
I finished Doomsday Book this morning and immediately moved on to the next book on my to read list, which happens to be Hyperion by Dan Simmons Doomsday Book left me a little messed up in the head and I wanted to replace the imagery and train of thought with something new I figured I d have to let Doomsday Book mull around in my head for a while before I could write an effective review I figured the same about Iain Banks Transition, another book I recently finished So my plan was to read Hy I finished Doomsday Book this morning and immediately moved on to the next book on my to read list, which happens to be Hyperion by Dan Simmons Doomsday Book left me a little messed up in the head and I wanted to replace the imagery and train of thought with something new I figured I d have to let Doomsday Book mull around in my head for a while before I could write an effective review I figured the same about Iain Banks Transition, another book I recently finished So my plan was to read Hyperion then come back and write thoughtful reviews of all three.But I can t stop thinking about Doomsday Book I can t get th
I am very concerned I read The Doomsday Book time travel saga, eagerly anticipating it based on the many Goodreads reviews that highly praise this story Many reviewers whom I trust rave about this book I just didn t see it at all, not a bit Not only was it supremely boring, but annoying The first 120 pages can be summarized something is wrong During the next 180 pages, the rest of the characters realize there is something wrong Yawn I felt like slapping virtually every character i I am very concerned I read The Doomsday Book time travel saga, eagerly anticipating it based on the many Goodreads reviews that highly praise this story Many reviewers whom I trust rave about this book I just didn t see it at all, not a bit Not only was it supremely boring, but annoying The first 120 pages can be summarized something is wrong During the next 180 pages, the rest of the characters realize there is something wrong Yawn I felt like slapping virtually every character in the book at one point or three to stop whinging and get on with a rescue I didn t care for any except the village priest and, just barely, the main character, Kivrin Willis made Britain and the British so depressing, not the Britain I have visited This is a multiple award winner, including the Nebula Award and I can t imagine why There is nothing amazing in this story The science is minimal and never explained The technology of 2054 was not impressive at all I at least expected some interesting adventure in medieval
Updated 07 05 10 Connie Willis shows us that we do not need to look to the future for an apocalyptic setting suitable for exorcising whatever demons haunt us, testing whatever faith we may or may not have, revealing the height of humanity s capacity for compassion or the depth of its misery We had the mid 14t

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 578 pages
  • Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)
  • Connie Willis
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 0553562738