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Doomsday Book - Connie Willis

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Published: August 1993
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"A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope.... The best work yet from one of science fiction's best writers." -- The Denver Post "Splendid work -- brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The world of 1348 burns in the mind's eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being.... It becomes possible to feel...that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there." -- The Washington Post Book World

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Brutally honest and beautifully heart wrenching

5

This book... destroyed me. When I hit the final quarter of the book, I legitimately couldn't put it down. I sunk an entire day into demolishing the last of the book and boy was it worth it. The characters made me feel so very much and I couldn't put it down. I really enjoy the way the science of time travel is handled, and the details of history were woven through in such a way that for the first time in my life I remember details. Kivrin is such a wonderful strong female character, full of heart and determination. The brilliant Mr Dunworthy is wonderful counter to her character as the two are essentially both the main characters and he makes you so very determined for Kivrin to be saved from the past. Absolutely recommend, even for YA readers, but be prepared for deaths of characters and experiencing both the horror and beauty of humanity. This is my first experience with historical fiction (which is weird since it's got science fiction too) but what an experience it was.

Sydney, AU

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A Well Written & Captivating Story

5

Doomsday is a beautifully written story that draws you in from the first page, all the way through to the end. I will read it again and I'd have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

NSW Australia

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"A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope.... The best work yet from one of science fiction's best writers." -- The Denver Post "Splendid work -- brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The world of 1348 burns in the mind's eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being.... It becomes possible to feel...that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there." -- The Washington Post Book World

ISBN: 9780553562736
ISBN-10: 0553562738
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: August 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.27 x 10.67  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.3