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Doomsday Book

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13 years, 11 months ago at May 21 1:13
OMG I am finally finished! What a travel down a monotonous road. I will not attempt to say once again what has been so eloquently said many times before. But one thing that I had to mention was a phrase that has stuck in my mind for days. I found myself last week picking up the book so that I might be able to put closure on it. So there I am reading (ok skimming) this book as some say โ€œBest time... read more
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Connie Willis laboured five years on this story of a history student in 2048 who is transported to an English village in the 14th century. The student arrives mistakenly on the eve of the onset of the Black Plague. Her dealings with a family of "contemps" in 1348 and with her historian cohorts lead to complications as the book unfolds into a surprisingly dark, deep conclusion. The book, which won Hugo and Nebula Awards, draws upon Willis' understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit.
Manufacturer: Bantam USA
Release date: 1 December 1993
ISBN-10 : 0553562738 | ISBN-13: 9780553562736
Tags: Sci-fi (1), History (1), Time Travel (1), Science Fiction (1), Sci Fi (1), Middle Ages (1), Hugo Award (1), Black Plague (1)
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