Otis Chandler's Reviews > The Anubis Gates

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Oct 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi, fiction
Recommended to Otis by: Sci-fi Fantasy bookclub
Read in December, 2008 — I own a copy

I enjoyed every second of this book. I haven't read a time travel book in a long time, but loved this one, as the descriptions of London in 1812 were very rich. I loved how Lord Byron and other famous poets were running around, and the descriptions of all the beggars were fascinating. Add in some ancient Egyptian magic and you've got a great book!

Random sidenote: It's interesting to think that back then poets were the rockstars of the age, as the only form of mass-media was newspapers, so those who mastered the written word could be broadcast much further than any musician or actor. How times have changed!
6 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Anubis Gates.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

11/25/2008 page 45
11/25/2008 page 45
11.63% "I'm starting to get interested..."
12/01/2008 page 283
73.13% "I never knew a time travel book could be so fun"
03/02/2016 marked as: read

Comments (showing 1-2 of 2) (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Otis Chandler Wow that's high praise! Although it is very good so far...

message 2: by Omar Trinidad (new)

Omar Trinidad Gutiérrez Méndez A like for the sidenote.

back to top