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The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
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Feb 13, 2015

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bookshelves: 2015, science, historical

I've heard for years that this is a classic of scifi. There's a reason it's still so highly regarded--it's a darn good book. It's dense, it's twisty and turny, and it takes what (are now) considered to be stale time travel tropes and makes them into something fresh. More than science fiction, though, it's solid historical fiction. That's where the book really goes deep. You can smell London as it was in the early 1800s. It does not smell nice.

My only gripes are that it's really confusing at times as it jumps around, especially since some characters change appearance, and that the wonderfully strong character of Jacky drops out of the book early on and only returns again, much weaker, at the end. I really missed Jacky and I wanted more.
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Reading Progress

February 13, 2015 – Started Reading
February 13, 2015 – Shelved
February 17, 2015 –
page 300
77.52%
February 17, 2015 – Finished Reading
February 18, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015
February 18, 2015 – Shelved as: science
February 18, 2015 – Shelved as: historical

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