Blackout (All Clear, #1)

Blackout (All Clear, #1) Oxford In 2060 Is A Chaotic Place, With Scores Of Time Traveling Historians Being Sent Into The Past Michael Davies Is Prepping To Go To Pearl Harbor Merope Ward Is Coping With A Bunch Of Bratty 1940 Evacuees And Trying To Talk Her Thesis Adviser Into Letting Her Go To VE Day Polly Churchill S Next Assignment Will Be As A Shopgirl In The Middle Of London S Blitz But Now The Time Travel Lab Is Suddenly Canceling Assignments And Switching Around Everyone S Schedules And When Michael, Merope, And Polly Finally Get To World War II, Things Just Get Worse For There They Face Air Raids, Blackouts, And Dive Bombing Stukas To Say Nothing Of A Growing Feeling That Not Only Their Assignments But The War And History Itself Are Spiraling Out Of Control Because Suddenly The Once Reliable Mechanisms Of Time Travel Are Showing Significant Glitches, And Our Heroes Are Beginning To Question Their Most Firmly Held Belief That No Historian Can Possibly Change The Past. Warning This review will be lengthy due to pure hatred.Did I ever tell you that I ve got a time machine There was a freak accident where my laptop and my lawn mower got fused together following a lightning strike, and now I can use it to travel in time It s a long story Anyhow, when I have a chance, I take the occasional trip through history Recently, I popped into London in 1940 during the Blitz to take a look around It s a fascinating time with England hanging on by its fingernails durin Warning This review will be lengthy due to pure hatred.Did I ever tell you that I ve got a time machine There was a freak accident where my laptop and my lawn mower got fused together following a lightning strike, and now I can use it to travel in time It s a long story Anyhow, when I have a chance, I take the occasional trip through history Recently, I popped into London in 1940 during the Blitz to take a look around It s a fascinating time with England hanging on by its fingernails during nightly bombings and waiting for a German invasion that seemed certain.I was getting ready to return to 2010, and started firing up the time mower when suddenly three people, two wome
UGH i dunno guys I know it won the Hugo but I m ok to have a differing opinion, right I will definitely give credit, the book is IMPECCABLY researched So much time and detail into WWII England, justbravo for the research ALONE it deserved an award.But I mean, bar none, this book does NOT feel like a stand alone From my investigations the publisher split the plot in two, and it s so clunky with the ending it shows The book could TOTALLY have stood an edit pass that took out tomes of unnec UGH i dunno guys I know it won the Hugo but I m ok to have a differing opinion, right I will definitely give credit, the book is IMPECCABLY researched So much time and detail into WWII England, justbravo for the research ALONE it deserved an award.But I mean, bar none, this book does NOT feel like a stand alone From my investigations the publisher split the plot in two, and it s so clunky with the ending it shows The book could TOTALLY have stood an edit pass that took out tomes of unnecessary info and just compiled the two books into one.Ok, BARRING THAT, I am a HUGE Connie Willis fan To Say Nothing of the Dog is one of my all time FAVORITE books, so I m into her time travel world and setup Unfortunately, this book really just felt static to me, I mean the whole point of it is that people are traveling back in time and know EXACTLY WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN and then it
Sometimes, if it takes you 10 years to write a book, you just shouldn t Willis has a writing tick that absolutely annoys me, but in the past, I ve been able to mainly ignore it because the storylines have been good But her annoying writing tick overwhelms any story that was to be had in this book The tick I m speaking of is her tendency to talk about every mundane humdrum thing and to catch up every personality less character that walks in the room concerning these mundane humdrum things In Sometimes, if it takes you 10 years to write a book, you just shouldn t Willis has a writing tick that absolutely annoys me, but in the past, I ve been able to mainly ignore it because the storylines have been good But her annoying writing tick overwhelms any story that was to be had in this book The tick I m speaking of is her tendency to talk about every mundane humdrum thing and to catch up every personality less charac
Oh, I m such a liar This wasn t three stars, it was two While I love some of Connie s other works, this one doesn t work for me Logically inept, grossly meandering and strongly in need of some editing While I liked pieces of the storyline, as a whole it lacked enough coherence to be enjoyable. Blackout All Clear.The two books are really one novel thanks, publishers, for getting me to pay double so there s no reason to talk about them separately.They re also part of Willis time travel series, although they re not advertised as such I really wouldn t recommend starting with these books I feel that a lot of the questions and criticism of these books that I see in other reviews stems from the likelihood that readers haven t read the other books in the series The Doomsday Book, To S Blackout All Clear.The two books are really one novel thanks, publishers, for getting me to pay double so there s no reason to talk about them separately.They re also part of Willis time travel series, although they re not advertised as such I really wouldn t recommend starting with these books I feel that a lot of the questions and criticism of these books that I see in other reviews stems from the likelihood that readers haven t read the other books in the series The Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, and Fire Watch At the very least, you MUST read Fire Watch befo
Blithering idiots.Read rage.That is all. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The past is a foreign country they do things differently there L P Hartley Say GRRRR it helps soothe the pain S GatlandGRRRRRRR.I have to give Blackout a very mixed review Wonderful as it was to read, it s either supremely na ve or grandly arrogant to assume you don t have to introduce PLOT to a thriller until page 254 It is true that I enjoyed reading the first 90,000 words or so that s a decent novel s worth of words , I enjoyed the characters and the premise and all the li The past is a foreign country they do things differently there L P Hartley Say GRRRR it helps soothe the pa
A warning This book has no proper ending It was meant to be the first half of a book but the publisher divided it into two books and Blackout is the first half All Clear is the second book second half of the book Definitely have All Clear on hand to read immediately after this book I finished this book and started the next the same day and that s the way to do it I deliberately read this slowly so there wouldn t be a gap before I could read the next book.I was completely enthralled This b A warning This book has no proper ending It was meant to be the first half of a book but the publisher divided it into two books and Blackout is the first half All Clear is the second book second half of the book Definitely have All Clear on hand to read immediately after this book I finished this book and started the next the same day and that s the way to do it I deliberately read this slowly so there wouldn t be a gap before I could read the next book.I was completely enthralled This book is so much fun to read.I can t believe that this is my first Connie Willis time t
I have a very short list of authors whose work I eagerly await Connie Willis just stepped off that list with this turkey This book cuts off abruptly with a promo for the second book, but if it had been decently edited the whole mess would have fit in one volume Three incompetent characters are dropped into WW2 London by obviously incompetent staffers Before they even left I was thinking that I wouldn t let these dingbats put me on a bus, much less a time machine The
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 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 a father As such these stories became imprinted on my memory as the soundtrack to the happiest period in my life so farPublished as two books,Blackoutand All Cleardo not work as two separate stories This is one

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  • Paperback
  • 610 pages
  • Blackout (All Clear, #1)
  • Connie Willis
  • English
  • 23 April 2019
  • 0553803190