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Mammoth
Mammoth
Author: John Varley
An intact wooly mammoth is discovered frozen in Canada. Huddled next to the huge creature is the mummified body of a Stone Age man around 12,000 years old. And he is wearing a wristwatch.
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780441013357
ISBN-10: 044101335X
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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Bossmare avatar reviewed Mammoth on + 306 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. Good characters and loved the mammoth, Little Fuzzy. I will read more by this author.
Zylyn avatar reviewed Mammoth on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
As always, a great John Varley book - this one about time travel.
hardtack avatar reviewed Mammoth on + 1656 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book has more plot turns than the hairs on a mammoth. Some of them I expected and others I didn't.

The ending was not a complete surprise to me, but I did wonder how the author was going to manage it. Now I understand why the author used a plot gimmick for one of the characters that didn't seem to make a lot of sense.

It was light but enjoyable reading. I also appreciated the fact that what sex there was in the book was not lurid, but was handled very modestly.
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I continue to be amazed by John Varley's books. Although I can't say it was a thrill ride the entire way, it was a wonderful read. This book is certainly more "normal" SciFi reading than his Eight Worlds series.
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This is one of the best time travel books I have ever read. I give this book 5 stars.
SteveTheDM avatar reviewed Mammoth on + 204 more book reviews
This was a great book. I really enjoyed it.

The story kept twisting and turning, giving me surprises every time, which was great. It starts with the title and the cover: "Mammoth," and a big picture of a woolly mammoth. My first thought was this was a book version of a Saturday Monster Movie, with a frozen mammoth like I've seen hundreds of times before. But then the back cover text provides the first twist: with that frozen mammoth is a dead human, frozen along side for 12,000 years, wearing a wristwatch.

This was not a straightforward book. This book had a story that twisted and turned, and surprised me every time I thought I had it figured out. And that made is a nonstop page turner. Lots of fun. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 stars.


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