The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana #1)
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I know everyone else here is raving about it, but I could barely stomach The Map of Time; it took every ounce of stick-to-it-iveness I could muster to get through this convoluted, interminable literary maze. WHERE, I ask you, was the EDITOR in this hot mess? There is the kernal of a potentially good story here, had about 2/3 of the fat been excised. The only way it could have been more byzant ...more
Part One is the story of Andrew, an upper-middle class boy who falls in love with a beautiful ...more
Londres, 1896. La novela empieza con Andrew Harrington escogiendo una pistola con la que suicidarse. El porqué no se puede contar, ya que se va desvelando en el transcurso de los c ...more
That's exactly how I felt after the first two chapters of Félix J. Palma's novel The Map of Time.
It started off in one of my favourite time periods - Victorian England - with an unknown narrator telling us of a young man's visit to Whitechapel in 1888- the time of Jack the Ripper - and more.
"Yes, I know that when I began this ...more
Palma does a fine job of setting the Victorian stage. Historical fiction lovers will gobble up ...more
The Map of Time by esteemed Spanish author Felix J. Palma is a mesmerising work of literary fiction with speculative aspects and pays unabashed homage to H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Expertly translated from Palma’s native Spanish by Nick Caistor, The Map of Time is finally ready to enthrall English speaking readers with its lyrical prose and unique narrative voice.
Our story begins in 1896 London where H. G. Well’s latest ‘Scientific Romance’, The Time M ...more
I'm not a fan of time-travel stories. I think they're terrifically lazy. They seem to me to be so popular because everyone fantasizes about traveling through time- mostly in some selfish way th ...more
Category – Sci/Fi/Fantasy
In Victorian England one could go to Murray’s Time Travel and be transported to the year 2000. They could witness the climatic conclusion of a fight for world domination between Solomon, the King of the Automatons, and Captain Derek Shackleton, the last hope for the human race.
The story begins with Andrew Harrington, from a well to do family, contemplating taking his life because his new found love, a prostitut ...more
If you’re a science fiction fan, most especially an H.G. Wells fan; if you love time travel stories; if you love Victorian novels (the way novels were written in the Victorian era and novels set in that time) – this is the book for you. The Map o ...more
La novela está dividida en tres historias que el autor narra muy bien y de un modo un tanto peculiar. Interviniendo de vez en cuando par ...more
But damn it all if I had to deal with another multi-chapter aside that served as filler while the characters traveled or thoug ...more
But this was SO NOT THE CASE.
The basic story is comprised of 3 parts - the first is about a man who is mourning the loss of a woman he loved and was slaughtered by Jack the Ripper, and is convinced he can go back ...more
I grabbed this book because it was set in Vi ...more
I can tell you how The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma begins. I could possibly even tell you what the Map of Time is. But most everything else I would want to tell you, I can’t tell you. It would spoil something. And this is the sort of book where you really don’t want the plot twists spoiled.
First thing I loved about this novel: the Narrator. This is not just any omniscient narrator — this one has a charming voice and a lovely way to tell a story.
Tengo la impresión de que El Mapa del Tiempo se ha convertido, después de 4 años desde su publicación y gracias, en parte, a la potente campaña promocional que ha acompañado a la publicación de su secuela (El Mapa del Cielo, Ed. Plaza & Janés), en la sensación de la literatura de género fantástico en nuestro país. Ha ganado un premio importante, ha recogido las mieles del éxito editorial y está teniendo una buena acogida entre el público y la crítica internacional. A poco que echéis un vista...more
The book starts out telling the tale of a miserable young man, Andrew, who ...more
This book isn't what I expected. Based on the cover and the blurb I was expecting some sort of mad-cap mystery adventure dealing with time travel - but it's much more subtle than that.
What it is is three stories, loosely interwoven, about this group of people and moments - coincidences and accidents - which change the courses of their lives. It's about the way that time and lives and interconnected in ways we barely imagine and almost are never entirely aware of. And, at its heart, it's also ...more
The novel was set in a Victoria era. It read like a historical fiction, and the language used was very much “proper old-style English”. First off, I really did not like the way the author wrote these long-winded sentences, describing anything and everything in a flowery descriptive manner that drove me nuts. It took forever for the author to ...more
Tim: I just finished this book and I have to say it has one of the biggest jaw dropping reveals that I've seen or read. This is what M. Night Shyamalan could only wish he could do with every story he tells. Map of Time by Felix J. Palma has me wanting to read it all over again, just so I can find the clues that were there for the taking. There are three stories, told by a third party narrator, that interweave in and out of each other like a well choreographed tango. Each player knows the part th ...more
There is so much going on in this book that I feel trying to explain it all without giving spoilers is a herculean task. Therefore I'm going to outline the aspects I enjoyed and disliked and be done with it.
One thing I will state now: if you have any intentions of reading H G Wells' "The Time Machine" read it before you read this book. Palma spoils the entire plot of this novel within the first few hundred pages, much to my horror and annoyance (seeing as I haven't read it yet.)
I liked the stor ...more
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His first volume of stories, El Vigilante de la Salamandra (The Lizard's Keeper) showed his ability to introduce fantasy into the every day. He is also author of the storybooks: Métodos de Supervivencia (Methods of Surviva ...more