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The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma
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Jan 26, 13

bookshelves: unfinished

I have checked out this book from the library FOUR TIMES, thinking that I would love it based on the reviews and its similarity to other books that I've loved. However, I could never attach myself to the characters or themes. The author--although from Spain--is well versed in the Victorian Era of England. The pages are filled with references to authors, books, events of the day, architecture, etc. of Victorian England. However, I never found a "hook." Was it the lack of sympathetic female characers (at least by page 200)? Was it a glib treatment of issues that should be meaty? Was it the spoiled rich boys who dominate the beggining pages? I kept reading in part to try to pinpoint WHY exactly it failed to engage me. I hate to admit defeat. But in the end, after four attempts to engage, I gave up. Forever. Really. I refuse to believe that the fifth time is a charm.
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