Tag: time travel

Review: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

It’s hard to say this book was fun, since it involved more violently ill characters than any other book I can think of… but it’s a page turner and yes, a lot of fun too.   Time travel, the Middle Ages, plague, and Christmas –… Continue Reading “Review: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis”

Review: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

This is a book that’s gotten a ton of praise, and has been described as Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day.  As a murder mystery, it’s great fun, playing on the great murder mystery tropes: a group of wealthy, bored socialites in a dark and… Continue Reading “Review: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton”

Review of The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese

In many ways, this book has it all: space, aliens, time travel, and medieval Vikings.  Robert Kroese’s book tells a story that is a lot of fun to read, and pays a lot of attention to the details, both modern and historical. The saga… Continue Reading “Review of The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese”

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis I’ve been wanting to read something by Connie Willis for a while now.  In April I went to an exhibit of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in Seattle at the Museum of Pop Culture,… Continue Reading “Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews”

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

I found this to be a thoughtful and entertaining take on the time travel story.  Time travel stories have plenty of tropes, and it seems like most of it’s been done before.  Mastai’s debut novel takes those tropes, mashes them together, and comes out… Continue Reading “All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai”

Weighing Shadows by Lisa Goldstein

This is a book with an interesting concept but there were a few things that didn’t work for me at all. Ann Decker is working in a tech store when she’s approached by someone who wants to recruit her for a special job. Her… Continue Reading “Weighing Shadows by Lisa Goldstein”

Time and Again by Jack Finney

This novel was a gift from my mother, after we both read Stephen King’s 11/22/63. King said this was his favorite time travel novel, and that it inspired his book. And I can see that. I had mixed feelings about the book, although it… Continue Reading “Time and Again by Jack Finney”

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

I’ve read four of Rainbow Rowell’s books and enjoyed every one of them. It’s hard to compare them, so I won’t. Rowell’s previous books have all been about the beginnings of a relationship, but this one is about what happens to that relationship across… Continue Reading “Landline by Rainbow Rowell”

Getting all gushy about Diana Gabaldon and the latest Outlander book…

This is not a review exactly, since I don’t like to write reviews mid-series. Instead I’m just going to gush. Diana Gabaldon’s books are amazing. They are so long and involved, you feel like you know these characters intimately.  She writes with a level… Continue Reading “Getting all gushy about Diana Gabaldon and the latest Outlander book…”

Kindred by Octavia Butler

There are books that stay with you, and this is one of them.  I always hear raves about Octavia Butler, yet her books aren’t exactly mainstream titles.  I knew I wanted to read something by her, but wasn’t sure where to start (thanks to… Continue Reading “Kindred by Octavia Butler”

Review of 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Note: The Book Stop is officially on vacation.  I wrote this ahead of time so I may not respond to your comments (but please comment).  Enjoy! If you’re a Stephen King fan, especially a fan of his older books, you’ll appreciate this one, because… Continue Reading “Review of 11/22/63 by Stephen King”

Back in time to WWII: a review of The Mine by John Heldt

The Mine is a novel by first-time novelist John Heldt.  It’s a time-travel story in the vein of Back to the Future – only this time the traveler lives in 2000 and goes back 60 years to 1941, just before Pearl Harbor and U.S.… Continue Reading “Back in time to WWII: a review of The Mine by John Heldt”

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