All Clear (All Clear, #2)

All Clear (All Clear, #2) In Blackout, Award Winning Author Connie Willis Returned To The Time Traveling Future Of 2060 The Setting For Several Of Her Most Celebrated Works And Sent Three Oxford Historians To World War II England Michael Davies, Intent On Observing Heroism During The Miracle Of Dunkirk Merope Ward, Studying Children Evacuated From London And Polly Churchill, Posing As A Shopgirl In The Middle Of The Blitz But When The Three Become Unexpectedly Trapped In 1940, They Struggle Not Only To Find Their Way Home But To Survive As Hitler S Bombers Attempt To Pummel London Into Submission Now The Situation Has Grown Even Dire Small Discrepancies In The Historical Record Seem To Indicate That One Or All Of Them Have Somehow Affected The Past, Changing The Outcome Of The War The Belief That The Past Can Be Observed But Never Altered Has Always Been A Core Belief Of Time Travel Theory But Suddenly It Seems That The Theory Is Horribly, Tragically Wrong Meanwhile, In 2060 Oxford, The Historians Supervisor, Mr Dunworthy, And Seventeen Year Old Colin Templer, Who Nurses A Powerful Crush On Polly, Are Engaged In A Frantic And Seemingly Impossible Struggle Of Their Own To Find Three Missing Needles In The Haystack Of History Told With Compassion, Humor, And An Artistry Both Uplifting And Devastating, All Clear Is Than Just The Triumphant Culmination Of The Adventure That Began With Blackout It S Connie Willis S Most Humane, Heartfelt Novel Yet A Clear Eyed Celebration Of Faith, Love, And The Quiet, Ordinary Acts Of Heroism And Sacrifice Too Often Overlooked By History. Let me begin by saying that The Doomsday Book is one of my all time favorite novels definitely top ten, quite possibly top five , and I m also tremendously fond of Connie Willis s Lincoln s Dreams, as well When I knew she had a new book well, duology, though the two books are really one chopped in half set in the same time travel universe as The Doomsday Book, I was beside myself with anticipation I blame her publishers for the decision to splice the book and then wait months between Let me begin by saying that The Doomsday Book is one of my all time favorite novels definitely top ten, quite possibly top five , and I m also tremendously fond of Connie Willis s Lincoln s Dreams, as well When I knew she had a new bo
Time traveling historians fight their way home This book was ridiculous I feel bad writing that, because 1 so many people liked it so much, and I m sad to think I didn t understand how to appreciate it, and 2 it s a celebrated author s book about a WAR But the only way I remotely got through it was by treating it as a comic novel and mentally tallying up all the ridiculousness, including but not limited to 1 every time a character s mission was completely stymied by one single, non malici Time traveling historians fight their way home This book was ridiculous I feel bad writing that, because 1 so many people liked it so much, and I m sad to think I didn t understand how to appreciate it, and 2 it s a celebrated author s book about a WAR But the only way I remotely got through it was by treating it as a comic novel and mentally tallying up all the ridiculousness, including but not limited to 1 every time a character s mission was completely stymied by one single, non malicious individual, and 1a every time that individual was a child, 2 every time a character whose career and passion involved time travel displayed total ignorance about rudimentary elements of time travel, 3 every time a character repeated verbatim trivial information, internally and externally,than a dozen times in a chapter, and 4 every time anything interesting as a point of tension was written off as a ok, because if it wasn t a ok, well then, it never would have happened By and large, whenever i
It s here It s here The only reason why this is not a 5 is because the middle section of Blackout and All Clear and I count them as one book, because really they are annoyed me a bit with the obsession over whether they changed the outcome of the war and where the retrieval team, over and over I understand why Willis did this complete anxiety but it was too much Probably because I have gone through times in my life when I too get completely stuck in the broken record of a mind loop, and t It s here It s here The only reason why this is not a 5 is because the middle section of Blackout and All Clear and I count them as one book, because really they are annoyed me a bit with the obsession over whether they changed the outcome of the war and whe
I hate this book so much I hate it so much that it hurts I hate that I spent an audible credit on it I hate that it s about subjects I LOVE WWII Bletchley Park And it still sucks It s not badly written it s just a terrible story, and the lead characters are whiny, dumb, ignorant, and keep switching voices that last isn t the author s fault I HATE that I knowWWII trivia than these historians do That part is the worst That and the idea that three professional time travellers, I hate this book so much I hate it so much that it hurts I hate that I spent an audible credit on it I hate that it s about subjects I LOVE WWII Bletchley Park And it still sucks It s not badly written it s just a terrible story, and the lead characters are whiny, dumb, ignorant, and keep switching voices that last isn t the author s fault I HATE that I knowWWII trivia than these historians do That part is the worst That and the idea that three professional time travellers, stuck in some kind of boring time travelling paradox shit thing, would NOT PUT THEIR HEADS
I found this book to be both amazing and frustrating I don t recall ever having such mixed feelings about a book When it s rolling it s a rare and rewarding page turner and when it bogs down it feels like a week of reading before the story moves on There are way too many pages where we go inside a character s head and we listen to that character wonder She ll wonder if she did something wrong and lost the war for England, she ll wonder where another character is and what they are doing and i I found this book to be both amazing and frustrating I don t recall ever having such mixed feelings about a book When it s rolling it s a rare and rewarding page turner and when it bogs down it feels like a week of reading before the story moves on There are way too many pages where we go inside a character s head and we listen to that character wonder She ll wonder if she did something wrong and lost the war for England, she ll wonder where another character is and what they are doing and if he or she is doing something to lose the war She may wonder if she ll ge
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here All Clear and Blackout are an excellent way to learnabout World War II The Blitz in England It is, however, an extremely frustrating book on many other levels.Of particular concern to me was the tendency for the historians to explain details that the other historians should hand in their degrees for not knowing It was one thing in Book 1 to have to explain that Agatha Christie was a novelist It s another thing altogether to revolve a major plot point on the fact that one of the histor All Clear and Blackout are an excellent way to learnabout World War II The Blitz in England It is, however, an extremely frustrating book on many other levels.Of particular concern to me was the tendency for the historians to explain details that the
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Last time, on Ben s reviews there s a very palpable, somewhat ironic fear here, because in a way these three arefrightened of the Blitz than the stalwart contemporaries or contemps as the historians call them So for a moment, there s a justifiable and interesting suspense Unfortunately, Willis attempts to sustain that suspense entirely too long all the characters in this book are ninnies They complain about the retrieval team not showing up and they lie to each other and keep Last time, on Ben s reviews there s a very palpable, somewhat ironic fear here, because in a way these three arefrightened of the Blitz than the stalwart contemporaries or contemps as the historians call them So for a moment, there s a justifiable and interesti
This is a wonderful and amazing book It really is the second half of a book On the same day, I went from finishing Blackout and started reading this book, and it was like going from one chapter to another, not like going from one book to another.Thank you to Goodreads friend and fellow group member Sarah Pi who didn t let me see answers to my questions and therefore helped me avoid unwanted spoilers.I am very proud that less than 1 3 the way through this book, I figured something out, probably This is a wonderful and amazing book It really is the second half of a book On the same day, I went from finishing Blackout and started reading this book, a
The second half of Blackoutthan a sequel Weird experience I have massive problems with this book, but I also could not put it down Hrm.I think that this book succeeds at its smaller scale purpose It s clear from what she s said that Willis did massive amounts of research about the Blitz, and that she really wanted to make it come alive Which she did She takes this sense of fear and purpose, this keep calm and carry on, this practicality and humor and misery, and she nails that basta The second half of Blackoutthan a sequel Weird experience I have massive problems with this book, but I also could not put it down Hrm.I think that this book succeeds at its smaller scale purpose It s clear from what she s said that Willis did massive amounts of research about the Blitz, and that she really wanted to make it come alive Which she did She tak
I have a day job, a night job, and a band I am working on my fourth album and on a novel and on several short stories I have a dog and a pony to take care of and I m trying to teach myself to run by February so that I can join my friends relay triathlon team So when I say that I spent four hours curled up in a blanket tonight with my phone set to do not disturb because I could not possibly bear to put this book down before I had finished the last three hundred pages, know that I haven t done I have a day job, a night job, and a band I am working on my fourth album and on a novel and on several short stories I have a dog and a pony to take care of and I m trying to teach myself to run by February so that I can join my frie

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  • Hardcover
  • 656 pages
  • All Clear (All Clear, #2)
  • Connie Willis
  • English
  • 22 April 2019
  • 0553807676