Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 9: All Clear


All Clear, by Connie Willis

I zoomed through this second half of the story that started in Blackout. Three historians are trapped in London during the Blitz--or is it four? And is the reason that they're trapped because the space-time continuum has been damaged, or something else that they haven't thought of?

The story is riveting, and Willis jumps between about six different viewpoints to give you little pieces of the puzzle. The author's tendency to take a very, very long time to tell her story is evident here, but the ride is awfully enjoyable, so don't mind. It's very worth the time.

All the talk of Agatha Christie novels put me in the mood to read a few, and to re-read (for the zillionth time) Willis' time-travel comedy, To Say Nothing of the Dog.

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