Friday, March 16, 2012

Not A Review: Blackout by Connie Willis

Hi there, I just finished reading Blackout by Connie Willis, and usually that would mean my posting a review and trying to convince you to read it.  However, Blackout is the first part of a two part story that is concluded in All Clear, so I don't feel like I can really give the book justice, not knowing how the story ends.  So, I'm going to wait until I have read All Clear to tell you about both.

For now, let me tell you that this is well-written, compelling, and interesting, despite the fact that this is the first book in the time travelling Oxfordian set where the present is completely absent (see what I did there?) from the narrative further than when the last person travels back in time.  Oh, that's another thing we haven't seen before - Blackout follows more than one time traveller.  And it's set during World War II - which seems to be Willis' favoute time period.  But this is all I will say for now!


  1. Ohhh is it set in Oxford?? That's exciting! I put it on my kindle but am trying to finish Hunchback of Notre Dame first which is currently annoying me as the Author keeps going on about other stuff that has nothign to do with the story.

  2. Yes and no... All of the time travellers in all of the books are from Oxford, but in the first book Kivrin travels back to almost before Oxford (though there's also a portion set in 2050 Oxford); in the second, Ned ends up going down the Thames from Oxford in 1889; and in this one most of the time they're in London during the Blitz. But it's definitely worth reading, lots of fun!



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