Time travel books aren't my favorite, but Crichton always spins a good yarn.
Perhaps I'm being a little harsh re: my rating, but his other books were better. In all fairness, I would give it 3 1/2 stars if that were an available option.
The cover has a one inch tear on the front and back. Fun read
My favorite Chrichton book. My favorite book in my collection.
That may be because I am a history nerd so I loved the medevil
action! I could not put the book down. A little dissapointed by the
movie. A must read.
I really enjoyed this book.
Excellent fast moving story. Hard to put down.
This was his 1st that I read. I was impressed by his writting. I did enjoy the story and couldnt wait to see how it ended.
Awesome book!!! If you like time travel/medieval stories, this is it!
Absolutely loved this story. Different and neat.
Awesome! I really like the sci-fi that feels so real.
Timeline is a solid effort from Chrichton, so if you like his stuff, you will probably enjoy it. He works the time travel angle in a novel way, which is nice and it gives us a great excuse to learn lots of interesting things about the middle ages. The action feels a little "action-movie"-ish, its fast paced, shallow, and sometimes doesn't make that much sense. The characters are about two inches deep. I can complain too much, though. I read the book in three sittings and had a good time with it.
On a side note, the research that he did (or that assistants did) for this book must have been staggering in scale, even supposing that he made a lot of this stuff up.
Excellent read! Crichton is at his best in this one; I couldn't put it down. It's too bad Hollywood bungled the movie so badly. It could have been on par with Jurassic Park.
A real yarn. Lots of fun and one of Chrichton's best.
As is true with all Crichton books -- wow! What an imagination this writer has. Well researched, well written.
I loved this book! The movie in no way captures the details and scientific knowledge Crichton involves in the plot. I was fascinated with the plausibility of time travel and wrapped up in the lives of the characters. I even read sections of it aloud to my seventh graders, who also enjoyed it.
I couldn't let go of this book until I copied some of the best passages. I enjoyed reading the imaginative insights into the way way off future and then being plunged back to way way back in time. Glimpses of medieval times and futuristic times, suspense & danger.
Now a major motion picture.. the precursor to The Da Vinci Code..