Last month we welcomed the paperback publication of Connie Willis' Blackout (9780345519832); now we greet the well-tuned conclusion of her time-travel duology. In the first novel, three Oxford historians from 2060 slipped back into the war-torn world of 1940 England. Sent to observe behavior of... show more
Last month we welcomed the paperback publication of Connie Willis' Blackout (9780345519832); now we greet the well-tuned conclusion of her time-travel duology. In the first novel, three Oxford historians from 2060 slipped back into the war-torn world of 1940 England. Sent to observe behavior of the period, the trio becomes convinced that they might have inadvertently resteered present and future history on a very damaging new course. All Clear sounds an alarm that is anything but reassuring. Meanwhile, back in 2060, the historians' supervisor and one of his young students begin a corrective mission of their own.
Publish date: October 25th 2011
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Edition language: English
Series: All Clear (#2)
I think I'm going to give myself permission to not finish this one. I may, MAY, come back to it at some point. I like the idea of this book more then the execution. There are a lot of concepts I enjoy, but the execution is just a slog to get through. Reading this one I was reminded just how little I...
I don’t think I’ve ever been so sad to leave a set of characters behind. After spending more than 1,000 pages with them between All Clear and its predecessor Blackout, most of it set during the Blitz of London with lots of high tension twists and turns, heartaches and triumphs, I feel like we’ve bee...
Just like the first book in this series Blackout, this was fascinating. However, I don't appreciate sad stories and though that wasn't all there was to the book, this one was definitely sad. Of course I understand that that goes with the territory when you read a book about the war, but still.
2/18/13 ** Great ending, slow in the first half, tempting me to skip ahead. Excellent mystery, with many intertwined threads. Now I want to re-read to see what hints I missed, but don't want to commit to 1200+ pages!
The two books together are about 1200 pages.About a two thirds could be taken out without losing anything from the story.If it had been 400 pages I would probably give it 4 stars.I found myself skipping quite large sections where absolutely nothing seemed to happen, and in doing so probably missed s...
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