Doomsday Book

by Connie Willis | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0553562738 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DrSlump612 of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 9/13/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by DrSlump612 from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, September 13, 2005
One of the best time-travel stories I've read.
RABCK to jenny-lou-who.

Journal Entry 2 by jenny-lou-who from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 01, 2005
This looks like such an interesting book -- thanks for sharing it with me DrSlump612! I will be sure to pass it on after I have read it.

Journal Entry 3 by jenny-lou-who from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 31, 2006
I finally got around to reading this one (my TBR pile is just getting out of hand!) -- it was a lot of fun! I especially liked the sections focusing on Kivrin's adventures and relationships in the 14th century, and after a while I found myself skimming the chapters taking place in the 21st century in order to get back to that aspect of the story a little quicker.

From the back cover: "For Kivrin, preparing for 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 rendezvous location where Kivrin would be retrieved.

But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin -- barely of age herself -- finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours.

Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering, and the indomitable will of the human spirit."

Journal Entry 4 by jenny-lou-who at Museum of Fine Arts, Huntington Ave in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (3/26/2009 UTC) at Museum of Fine Arts, Huntington Ave in Boston, Massachusetts USA



Going to visit the MFA today and will find a good place to release this book.

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