donderdag 18 juli 2013

Book Review The Map of Time


Title:The Map of Time
Author: Felix J. Palma
Genre: Time Travel, Historical Fiction
Rating: 7/10
Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.

What happens if we change history? The author explores this question in the novel, weaving an historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting—a story full of love and adventure that transports readers to a haunting setting in Victorian London for their own taste of time travel.
This was a very cool book! Author Felix Palma wove together three separate stories and used the historical character of H.G. Wells and the mystery of time travel to bring them together. We meet Andrew, a suicidal man who is still upset over losing the love of his life, a Whitechapel whore who became the target of Jack The Ripper. 

Palma's writing is beautiful - it effortlessly draws you into the events and into the lives and minds of the characters and keeps you spellbound until the final sentence. A few parts were a bit confusing - not because of the writing or the events - but because the logic around time travel and what would happen if you traveled through time yourself. The story rambled on a bit here and there as well.

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