The Doomsday Book
Publish date: 2000
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Series: Oxford Time Travel (#1)
Kivrin Engle is a young history student at Oxford University, whose dream it is to time travel back in time to the Middle Ages. You see, in the 2050s, historians have the option to travel back in time as a research tool, to truly discover what the past was like. Most historians travel back to the ea...
I'm really conflicted with this book. On the one hand I can say that objectively this is an excellent novel. It's well written, the characters are fully fleshed out, the plot is engaging, etc etc. However, while I was captivated by parts of the novel there were other parts that I didn't like and str...
I first got introduced to Connie Willis through some of her more light-hearted, humorous books. This is absolutely not one of those. This book was much more serious, frustrating, and heartbreaking. Without getting into spoilers, this book portrays characters experiencing the worst bad luck imagi...
I approached this book with a puntual idea in mind. I wanted to read about time travel in the 14th century, but I thought to find more action. Actually I wasn't disappointed, at all, I liked it and the epidemic theme and all the parallelism between the events unfolding in the present and the forekno...
This book is amazing in so many ways. Willis breathes life into all her characters. At the same time, she manages to turn what could be a very depressing story into an engaging tale.
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