Book Reviews of 1633

ISBN-13: 9780743435420
ISBN-10: 0743435427
Publication Date: 7/30/2002
Pages: 608
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
First, I would strongly recommend reading the first book, 1632 before this one.
The book is fairly detailed, with a lot of facts to try to remember. There is a lot of history included, along with the 'alternate' history. It still features the main characters of the first book, but expands the focus to include many more.
I found this book to be a bit more disjointed than the first. Otherwise, it was a good read, but not a light one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very much a different style than 1632: less action and MUCH more political. Entertaining read but sometimes goes into history lesson mode big-time. Like 1932 the history isn't interwoven into the story very well. Recommended but if you had to pick one, S.M. Stirling's "Island" series does it better.
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Helpful Score: 2
1632 was interesting. 1633- History bla-bla-bla, action, history bla-bla-bla action etc. a bit boring.
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Helpful Score: 1
Even better than 1632.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fantastic read. I just could not put it down.
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I picked this up at random, being a alternate history fan, and I was quite confused for half the book. I know, I know, never pick up a book in the middle of a series. That being said, I did finish it. The biggest problem relates to all the politics in the book. While the author did do a good job of keeping the reader informed with out rewriting the previous book, there are some large gaps that needed to be covered. All in all it's a very interesting concept, and one I'll have to research further. But reader beware...get the first one in the series, it will make this book so much more enjoyable.
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alternative history
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This book expands Mr. Flint's vision from 1632. He shows more of how the world is affected by the arrival of a contemporary American town and more of how the town must adapt to this new world.

Mr. Flint doesn't do vivid characters, so only a really remained in my mind. But it was a blast to see how he projected history would change after the introduction of Grantville.

For instance, it would never occur to me that history books from the high school library one of the major items that countries wanted to buy or steal. But it makes perfect sense.

Anyway, I thought this was a fascinating book. I nearly burned down the house because I was trying to cook and read it at the same time. So, keeping that danger in mind, grab this book and have fun!
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This was okay, I liked 1632 much better. Needed more action and less politics.