Delightfully aided by the perfect comedic timing of narrator Steven Crossley, To Say Nothing of the Dog shows once again why Connie Willis is one of the most talented writers working today.
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Von BikerJoe Am hilfreichsten 18.09.2014
Harmless Fun, '3 Men in a Boat' reloaded
Connie Willis is one of my favorite science fiction authors and most of her work resonates deeply with me. This book is probably not the best book, she ever wrote, the story is pretty harmless, but it is a good read nevertheless.
The plot is simply told. 2 young historians, Ned Henry and Verity, are sent to the Victorian Era to find the bishop's bird stump, which somehow seems to be important for the reconstruction of the Coventry Cathedral.
Unfortunately the presence of Ned and Verity changes critical events and the course of history is at risk to change for the worse. The harder they try, the worse it seems to get.
The story is quite funny at times. The glimpses at the Victorian Era and its peculiarities, the similarities to the Victorian novel '3 men in a boat', the strong and bizarre characters and of course the dog and the cat make the story quite charming and unique.
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