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The Fall

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When a group of tourists visits a Roman amphitheatre ringed by prehistoric stones, they move back in time two hours - but it doesn't stop there. Every few hours or days, they are returned to the theatre. Each time one of their number is found butchered on the altar stone. Where will it all end?
Hardcover, 537 pages
Published June 29th 1999 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published 1999)
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Apr 07, 2012 Helen rated it liked it
A group of loosely connected strangers visiting the remains of an amphitheater are shunted back and forth through time, eventually alighting in 1865, where they end up having to battle with other, less-than-friendly time travellers.
Entertaining enough read, but some things were left inadequately explained (surprising considering the length of the book), and I didn't feel the ending really, well ... ended.
Okay, but I've enjoyed other work by Clark far more.
Jan 08, 2012 Tim rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
Enjoyable and entertaining book. The beginning was a bit slow and I was just about to get bored with them jumping further and further back. Finally Mr. Clark stated to dish out a bit of information about what was happening and from that point it was a very good read. If you like Simon Clark I recommend this book. If you have never read anything by him I would start with 'Blood Crazy'.
Aug 05, 2014 Maggie rated it liked it
Recommended to Maggie by: BYSR
Shelves: sci-fi, horror
Interesting tale of time travel but with a twist. A group of about 50 people find themselves repeatedly moving backwards and forwards in time for varying periods of time. Interesting concept.
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Interesting take on time-travel. Loved this story. Mr Clark is always entertaining, and always gritty and raw.
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Contemporary Brit...: The Fall 1 5 Feb 23, 2013 11:31PM  
Born, 20th April, 1958, Simon Clark is the author of such highly regarded horror novels as Nailed By The Heart, Blood Crazy, Darker, Vampyrrhic and The Fall, while his short stories have been collected in Blood & Grit and Salt Snake & Other Bloody Cuts. He has also written prose material for the internationally famous rock band U2.

Raised in a family of storytellers – family legend told of
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