Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book

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The book is about Kivrin Engle, a young historian specializing in medieval history, who was to travel to what was perceived as the dark ages. Due to an unlikely turn of events, she finds herself playing a much more vital part in history. 

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  • Charles Gibson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book very much. The way it deals with history is interesting. If toy like medieval stories, this one is for you. Kivrin Engle is an interesting protagonist and how she is thrust into the middle of all the conflict and how she handles in makes for an interesting story and keeps you interested. This book seemed to tell a story about having faith in our fellow human beings. And about the importance of living up to the faith others put in us. You can learn a lot from reading this I feel."
  • Timothy Walters
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Doomsday Book is an epic medieval fiction book set to put you on the edge of your seat. Working as the perfect plot for an amazing movie, a young medieval historian finds herself in the Dark Ages she's out to study!"
  • Crystal Barnett
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If you enjoy science fiction, you should read this book, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. It's entertaining, riveting, and historically correct. The year is 2045 when historians time travel to explore the past. I love the adventurous spirit of the characters and all the little details of the story which takes place in the past during medieval times. "
  • Iris Dong
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I really enjoyed reading this book because it's about one of my favorite subjects, medieval Europe. It was really fun to figure out the author's point of view on many history-related subjects."
  • Larry Rivera
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book really is excellent because of it's unique take on how time travel works. The best part about it is the concepts regarding time travel actually sound reasonable, making the story far more compelling. I found it hard to put down, especially when the book started to focus on the human experience."
  • Douglas Hart
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "You may have read Connie Willis before. Or not! But this is a good one. If you are hankering for a good old time-traveling tale, this will get your motor running. And I promise it has some twists you won't see coming -- at least it got me a few times!"
  • Nathan Dunn
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The end is near. This book will have you excited. You won't be able to put it down. You'll also be begging for more. Set aside a weekend to get through this book."
  • Bobby Kim
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Doomsday Book was an award winning science fiction book, winning both Hugo and Nubella awards. However, it was published in 1993, so it does not fit the 1980 to 1990 time span this topic is looking for."
  • Raymond Vasquez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Doomsday Book is an awesome story that takes place in several time periods making it an exciting read for me. I have always enjoyed time traveling-style stories and Doomsday Book is no exception. Although it was slow at times I did find the story picking up here and there but right when my interest was peaked it would move in another direction, so that was kind of annoying."
  • Ronald Kennedy
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin -- barely of age herself -- finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit."

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