To Say Nothing of the Dog
From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel...Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He's been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the... show more
From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel...Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He's been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop's bird stump. It's part of a project to restore the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years earlier. But then Verity Kindle, a fellow time traveler, inadvertently brings back something from the past. Now Ned must jump back to the Victorian era to help Verity put things right--not only to save the project but to prevent altering history itself.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 1st 1998
Pages no: 493
Edition language: English
Series: Oxford Time Travel (#2)
Part Victorian comedy of manners, part mystery novel, part time travel adventure, this is one of the oddest science fiction novels out there. If your idea of SF starts and ends with space ships shooting lasers at each other, you will be very surprised by To Say Nothing of the Dog, a time travel stor...
I had a lot of fun reading this one. It did initially take some time for me to get into it. The start was slow, although I did find the unreliable narration from the confused main character fairly amusing. By the time I was about twenty percent of the way through, I was thoroughly enjoying thi...
Clever! Going to pick up the rest of the series at some point. Also I think I picked the perfect time to read the book, the dates have amused me no end.
Ned Henry is exhausted and overworked, suffering severe time-lag. In order to escape a very demanding Lady Schrappnel and the assignment that has her running roughshod over all the historians, he is sent back to the Victorian era for two weeks rest. He just has to fix one teeny tiny incongruity firs...
The First thing that pleased me very much and I’m sure will please you while reading is that events and dialogues are rendered with a good humor. The Second is the time travelling. Oh yes, I do love humor and time travel SF. And here, it’s 2 in 1 :D. Main personages, Verity Kindle and Henry Ned voy...