Well I just finished reading The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. As with a lot of other great works of scifi, I’m ashamed to have never read it before. I found it very interesting.
Now time for lunch/dinner before work.
My next goal is to finish The Second Coming, though I made some good progress on that this morning.
How is everyone else doing?
I am kicking off this awesome read-a-thon by giving a review of a book I just finished; The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. When I was sent the book I was also sent a copy of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, so I’m going to be reading that next. It’s short, so it won’t take long. I also plan to take a very long walk on my mom’s treadmill tomorrow – er… later this morning – with my Kindle. I should be able to finish The Second Coming and burn some calories that way. Yay for determination! Unfortunately, I do have to work all three days but it shouldn’t be too bad. I just have to make sure I spend a little bit of time online doing assignments for my online class. That should only be about twenty minutes each day though.
A Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time is a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigage 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?
That’s all I can say about this book. I loved Palma’s writing style and the way all three seemingly different stories were interwoven. The only thing that bothered me about the plot(s) was that the third part of the book seemed so much quicker. It wasn’t like there wasn’t much to the plot of third part, it’s just that it was resolved so neatly, unlike the first two parts.
I also felt incredibly bad for Claire in the second part of the book, because her whole future is based on a huge lie. Maybe that bothers me so much because I’m a woman, I don’t know. I’m torn. Should I be happy that she’s happy, or hope that she finds out the truth? It really haunts me whenever I think of the book.
And there were a lot of odd things happening with the quotation marks throughout the book.
Overall, however, I’m very happy that I was given the opportunity to read this book. It really makes you wonder about the fabric of time. Can it be changed? What happens if we change the past? Will time travel be possible? The conversations about parallel universes really fascinated me, and the one brief talk of hypercubes. I love stuff like this. Maybe someday I will read the book again.