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Making History by Stephen Fry
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Sep 07, 10

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Read in September, 2007


This book has probably one of the most ingenious plot concepts I've read. I just wish a different author had thought of it.

Fry has a lighthearted style and irrelevant way that drifts off into various pop references and issues around homosexuality that add little to the story. His characterisation is annoying and if the story itself had not been as interesting I would have given up.

As it was, the story is clever and I liked the premise - a lot. So if a serious author - perhaps someone like Wilbur Smith (based on the evidence of his book, Sunbird), or even someone like Orson Scott Card, could have written this, I suspect it would have been a five star achievement.

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