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Blackout - Connie Willis
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596063181 (1596063181)
Publisher: Subterranean
Pages no: 579
Edition language: English
Series: All Clear (#1)
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The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
There are a lot of things I really like about this novel. It is extremely well researched and detailed. The characters are fairly engaging and no one makes me want to throw my kindle across the room. And I can see why it won the Hugo. One of the cleverest things about the book is the way that Willis...
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
3.0 Blackout
The characters seemed rather cut-out & anonymous, which might not be so bad if they weren't all so routinely stupid. They fail again and again at basic logic, and have such horrendous gaps in their historical knowledge that it's a wonder any of them graduated high school, much less were allowed to p...
Reflections rated it
4.5 Time traveling academics
My favorite category of time travel fiction sends cautious but dauntlessly curious academic types into the past to research history and Blackout, set during the Blitz of London, stands out in this group because it also includes plenty of humor, lots of period details about ordinary lives, and a larg...
meganbaxter rated it
I am, in general, a big fan of Connie Willis. Not every book has struck me exactly right, but I do enjoy them. And this series of time travel books tend to be enjoyable, although they vary wildly, from a door-slamming farce to wrench-your-heart-out, leave-you-in-tears Black Death Romps. So I was exc...
wifilibrarian rated it
4.0 Blackout
I feel a bit used. I've listened to the audiobook performed by Katherine Kellgren and apart from her over enunciating "pAAAsengers" she did several different types of British accents extremely well. Well enough that the boring characters in this book came to life. The banal things they overcome when...
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