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Lincoln's Dreams by Connie Willis
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Jan 25, 11

bookshelves: fantasy-sci-fi, historic-fiction, read-women-fiction, time-travel, 2010, reviewed
Read in February, 2010

Oh Connie Willis, you delight and disappoint me so. I love love love "To Say Nothing of the Dog" and "Doomsday Book" but I find myself less than impressed by some of her other work, ESPECIALLY "Passage." I loved her focus on the Civil War in this book. It reminded me of how much I used to like reading about the Civil War and her words describe perfectly how deeply traumatic it was for our nation. However, I found the actual plot of this book to be unwieldy and unsatisfying. I think I should perhaps stick with just her more conventional time travel books from here on out. However, it wasn't a total loss-I didn't feel the colossal sense of disappointment I had when I finished "Passage" and the fact that I got this and then traded it to someone out within two weeks on swaptree suggests there is still significant demand to read this novel.

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