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The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma
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Apr 02, 12

really liked it
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Read in April, 2012

I think this is the single biggest book I have read: 609 pages. I wasn't sure I would finish it, but within three hours I was 120-something pages through and hooked. Reading the description it talked about HG Wells and saving literary classics, but so far not even mentioned.

It starts off as a romance- and then the author breaks through and talks directly to you (numerous times). So with the author telling us to bear with him, so to speak, I get ensnared into a love story that involves Jack the Ripper. Intriguing as that is, the novel starts to twist and turn and intertwine tales. In a way it's kind of like a Victorian Pulp Fiction.

The neat thing about this tale, is it does a good job trying to explain improbabilities and the problems with time travel and what happens. There are quite a few twists and clever parts in the storytelling.

The one thing I do have against the novel is the exposition of some of the characters and scenes. Where it is insightful to get a backstory, sometimes you just don't care and want the main story to continue- so admittedly I skimmed through a few pages but was never lost. I'd be interested in some more works from Palma.
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