To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)

To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2) Connie Willis Hugo And Nebula Award Winning Doomsday Book Uses Time Travel For A Serious Look At How People Connect With Each Other In This Hugo Winning Companion To That Novel, She Offers A Completely Different Kind Of Time Travel Adventure A Delightful Romantic Comedy That Pays Hilarious Homage To Jerome K Jerome S Three Men In A Boat.When Too Many Jumps Back To 1940 Leave 21st Century Oxford History Student Ned Henry Exhausted, A Relaxing Trip To Victorian England Seems The Perfect Solution But Complexities Like Recalcitrant Rowboats, Missing Cats, And Love At First Sight Make Ned S Holiday Anything But Restful To Say Nothing Of The Way Hideous Pieces Of Victorian Art Can Jeopardize The Entire Course Of History. If ever there was a symphony as book Beethoven s 8th , it would be this one Like a symphony, To Say Nothing is a wonderful composite that is almost impossible to deconstruct In many books, there might be a chapter that stands out, whether due to brilliance or failure this is largely a harmonious, excellently written whole, with only one or two incongruous passages near the end Then there s the writing amazingly developed and interwoven, it takes a number of disparate themes and juxtaposes If ever there was a symphony as book Beethoven s 8th , it would be this one Like a symphony, To Say Nothing is a wonderful composite that is almost impossible to deconstruct In many books, there might be a chapter that stands out, whether due to brilliance or failure this is largely a harmonious, excellently written whole, with only one or two incongruous passages near the end Then there s the writing amazingly developed and interwoven, it takes a number of disparate themes and juxtaposes them Like a flute soaring above the rest of the orchestra, there are playful little giggles throughout, largely due to reoccurrin
Surprising as it may be, this is not going to be one of my overly formatted, nonsensical, gif filled reviews This will be a long, very boring review that will not do this book justice Quite a few digressions to be expected, too There will be no silly fangirling involved either My love for this book goes beyond that If I had to choose 3 books to take with
First, know that I am deeply biased when it comes to this book it s got time travel, which I love with a love that isthan love, and it s got Cyril, who I love with a love that makes my time travel love look like a Tuesday afternoon romance Plus, it s inspired by and references, oh my god, REFERENCES one of my favorite books, Jerome K Jerome s Three Men in a Boat So, you know, I won t even attempt a qualitative review I ll just say that this is fun, and funny, and it hits my narra First, know that I am deeply biased when it
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 c
Two weeks ago I d not heard of Connie Willis or of this novel It came into my life because I randomly clicked through to this article in The Guardian when I was looking for something completely different Had I done my random clicking pre Goodreads, I may well have passed on this novel, because science fiction fantasy does not describe the kind of novel I generally read But these days I m muchadventurous, so I jumped right in What fun this was It s a time travel story that sort of Two weeks ago I d not heard of Connie Willis or of this novel It came into my life because I randomly clicked through to this article in The Guardian when I was looking for something completely different Had I done my random clicking pre Goodreads, I may well have passed on this novel, because science fiction fantasy does not describe the kind of novel I generally read But these days I m muchadventurous, so I jumped right in What fun this was It s a time travel story that sort of makes sense, a farce, a romp, a screwball comedy, a comedy of manners, a romance, a mystery and a homage to Three Men in a Boat It includes some truly hideous Victoriana, the burning of Coventry Cathedral, a dog and a cat, an eccentric Oxford don, a boat, a butler and allusions to writers including Shakespeare, Tennyson, Agatha Christie, Lewis Carroll, and Dorothy L Sayers which was particularly special for me, because I
We all like a good laugh don t we But for me, comedy works best in TV shows or movies Humour in print works best in shorter formats, like cartoon strips or magazine articles I tend to find comic novels not to be confused with graphic novels problematical The trouble is I keep expecting to laugh at every page and that is a tall order for the authors I don t expect to be thrilled by every page of a thriller or to be scared by every page of a horror novel so I don t know why I
A most entertaining adventure where Oxford dons get to meddle with time travel and a chance for the author to exercise her wit and to pay homage to great British authors Everything is thrown into the pot from ancient Greek battles to the decisions that sealed the fate of Napoleon at Waterloo, from Shakespeare to Tennyson, G K Chesterton to P G Wodehouse, Victorian morals and artistic expressions, boating on the Thames or the raid that destroyed the Coventry Cathedral in World War II, Lord Pet A most entertaining adventure where Oxford dons get to meddle with time travel and a chance for the author to exerci
Oh, dear Every time I see the title of this book it makes me feel anxious I am almost ashamed to say this in public, but I will be brave I didn t like it I know Everyone loves it and I can t explain why I don t Normally I love all the elements that make up this book time travel, romance, the 19th century Just to be sure about it I have read
This is the third Connie Willis I ve read, and I was a little leery While I really enjoyed Passage, Lincoln s Dreams was pretty much the same book, written earlier, and less well So I was a little worried about her recycling plots And maybe she does, but this book has very little in common with either earlier book, and was thoroughly delightful and surprising.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to thi This is the third Connie Willis I ve read, and I was a little leery While I really enjoyed Passage, Lincoln s Drea
4.5 stars, just to be clear.Part time travel adventure, part comedy of manners and part mystery, To Say Nothing of the Dog is a little bit of everything I love about books To Say Nothing of the Dog takes its name and much of its sensibility from the famous novella by Jerome K Jerome, Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog. This choice is not incidental, but neither is it overwhelmingly important to the novel as a who

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  • 493 pages
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)
  • Connie Willis
  • English
  • 07 September 2018
  • 0553575384