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Doomsday Book
Doomsday Book
Author: Connie Willis
For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rende...  more
ISBN-13: 9780553081312
ISBN-10: 0553081314
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Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The story's okay, but a bit of a slow read.
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History and future wrapped in great writing. Experience vicariously the horrors of the Black Death, and discover how easily history might repeat itself. Kirvin and Dunworthy are well-drawn characters the reader begins to care about. Collin, a young boy swept up into both their tales, adds a atouch of humor and youthful exuberance that keeps things from becoming overwhelming. Not a "horror story," not a dry "history text" ... just two good stories that carry the reader along into what is imagination today, but might too easily be reality in the future.
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Great book! If you love England, past & present, time travel, & refreshing, witty writing, this is the book for you. I enjoyed this more than anything I'd read in a long time.

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For me, this was a bit on the "in-depth" type of book, since we were constantly going from the "now" time of 205? and the past time via a time machine of 1348, the time of the Black Plague or Bubonic Plague as it was also later known as.

The characters were definitely well defined and outlined. The interaction between them all was very enjoyable. There was a lot of emotion as well as the facts, which made it all the more enjoyable. You felt like you were really there when things went wrong, and you felt the excitement when things when right.

If you are wanting a good solid read, not a flimsily written, read in an afternoon book, this fits the bill. Good plots, great characters, enjoyable time lines. Great if you want to really sit and get absorbed in a story and fall deep into the plot.

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