To Say Nothing of the Dog

by Connie Willis | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 057511312X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingshnedwardswing of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 4/17/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingshnedwardswing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, April 17, 2021
Blurb:
Ned Henry is a time-travelling historian who specialises in the mid-20th century. He's also made so many drops into the past that he's suffering from a dangerously advanced case of "time-lag".
Unfortunately for Ned, an emergency dash to Victorian England is required and he's the only available historian. But Ned's time-lag is so bad that he's no longer sure what his errand actually is - which is bad news since, if he fails, history could unravel around him...

Journal Entry 2 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, August 29, 2021
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Journal Entry 3 by wingshnedwardswing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (9/21/2021 UTC) at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom

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Finally on its way to dark-draco by second-class post. Sorry for the delay!

Journal Entry 4 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 24, 2021
Received, thank you 😃

Journal Entry 5 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 23, 2021
I absolutely loved 'Doomsday Book' by the same author, and wore out my paperback copy as I'd read it so many times. So when I managed to get my hands on the sequel, I was really excited. Sadly, it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment.

Time Travel seems to have become purely commercial, with the whole department beholden to someone attempting to rebuild the war-bombed Coventry Cathedral. Henry is time-lagged and is sent back to Victorian England to reverse a perceived anomaly that could have dire consequences for the whole space-time continuum. Which is difficult, as he can't remember what he is doing there and why. What follows is a sort of Monty Python, slapstick comedy routine as he bounces from one idiotic escapade to another, with stereotypical characters who seem determined to act like fools, all while trying to work out what the hell he is supposed to be doing.

Thankfully, it does get better and once the story settles down a bit, I became properly hooked. I especially liked the final twist at the end. Just a shame that the first half of the book didn't have a serious edit before publishing!

Journal Entry 6 by wingdark-dracowing at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Sunday, December 12, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (12/10/2021 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Merry Christmas

Hope you enjoy your goodies

Journal Entry 7 by wingBookAmblerwing at Isle of Lewis, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, December 27, 2021
I was very excited to open a mystery package on Xmas Day to find it wasn't another book (which I'd probably read before) from my Mum... but a RABCK from dark-draco! And not just the book, but some BCing goodies too. Thank you so much! 😊

It's so long since I added this book to my wishlist I can't recall why I did... maybe because 'dog' is in the title 😃. But I shall settle down with it, next week, when I'm on holiday.

Thank you once again, it was a lovely surprise! xx

Journal Entry 8 by wingBookAmblerwing at Isle of Lewis, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, August 11, 2022
Well, after a couple of false starts (=distracted by other, shorter books) I finally settled into reading this, during my post-Covid fatigue!

I always feel that 500+ page books should have been more heavily edited and this book is no exception - it gets quite repetitive about slippage and disrupting the course of history. Anyhoo, it's a daft time travel caper but an easy read once you get into the swing of what's going on. I enjoyed the author's style well enough so I'll look out for Doomsday Book.

I have to confess that, rather ironically, my new rescue dog stole the book off the kitchen table and damaged it: I'll get a replacement before sending it off on its travels. However, I may wait a wee while since the price of second hand books has shot up!

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