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.
A dud book. Did not finish. Unpronancable names and places. Some kind of story of futuristic science meets the 14th century. Story seemed familiar but it wasn't in my read book list.
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.
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..