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The Anubis Gates
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April 1, 2012
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April 30, 2012
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What Members Thought

I'm going to be a bad book club group leader and give up on this book in favor of reading the ending on Wikipedia. By the second half of the book, the plot had turned into a magical loosey goosey mush and I didn't really care what happened next. I think my life will go along just fine without dragging myself through the ending.
Jan 02, 2015 Ubik rated it liked it
Ummm...hmmmm....I definitely have to say that this novel was very memorable and Im glad for finally having read it, BUT -- and maybe this is just due to the "so-overhyped-that-when-one-finally-experiences-it-its-a-letdown phenomenon" -- I dont see what all the hype is about. It seemed that for YEARS EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I mentioned liking time travel to someone they would in turn recommend this novel. In fact they would recommend it SO much that they would come just short of getting on their hands ...more
Jan 12, 2009 Paul rated it it was amazing
I recently reread this and still enjoyed it immensely. One thing that struck me was that as the explosion of Steampunk continues and this being one of the first of the genre, it lacks many of the central tropes of so-called steampunk.

With the exception of the timetravel, which isn't explained in any detail, there is not mad science. If anything there is a proliferation of magic. No steam-powered carriages, or submersibles, but a great many fantasy pieces such as body swapping, Egyptian gods and
May 05, 2009 Grumpus rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, time-travel
Wow, such positive reviews on this book...I'm still baffled as to why I didn't like it. I love time travel books but I could not get into this one at all. It seemed to bounce all over the place and as a result it was difficult to follow. Because it was difficult to follow, it was difficult to stay awake. Because it was difficult to stay awake, I could not read more than 10 pages at a sitting without falling asleep. Because I could not read more than 10 pages at a time, this book took much, much ...more
Aug 13, 2007 Joshua rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2007
I was really getting into this, then got distracted by Master's Degree and it wasn't the same when I picked it back up. I am a sucker for a time travel book and try to read any good one I come across but if anything, this book by Powers has TOO many elements thrown into the mix. Lots of offshoots, plot shifts, side characters.
Feb 04, 2009 Brian added it
Shelves: time-travel
I didn't make it past about a 100 pages--it seemed that the author was trying too hard to make the bad guys dark and twisted--it was more horror than I like.
Aug 06, 2012 Todd marked it as to-read
Tim Goebel
Aug 29, 2012 Tim Goebel marked it as wishlist
Katherine Logan
Apr 13, 2012 Katherine Logan marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2015 Damon marked it as to-read
Shelves: library
Mar 14, 2012 Cody marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2011 Debbie rated it it was ok
May 16, 2011 Jamie marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2013 Lianne marked it as wish-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Mar 01, 2010 Kay marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2009 Vivian rated it liked it
Selena Calingo
Jun 15, 2009 Selena Calingo rated it liked it
May 21, 2014 Michelle marked it as to-read
Shelves: time-travel
Jun 24, 2014 Beverly marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2014 Jane marked it as to-read
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Sep 12, 2008 Jayaprakash Satyamurthy rated it really liked it
Aug 19, 2014 Fleur marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2008 Mcgyver5 rated it liked it
Shelves: time-travel
Dec 25, 2007 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Sep 04, 2015 Chris marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2015owned
Sep 18, 2014 Merrill marked it as to-read
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