Connie Willis

jstallcup at juno.com jstallcup at juno.com
Mon Feb 10 16:34:26 EST 2003


Reading it at Christmastime sounds like a good idea.  I'll put it on my
list of "books to buy" and by the time that Christmas comes around, I
should have gotten through my huge pile of books that I need to read
before it anyway!

Thanks...

Jackie 

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 14:31:27 -0700 Melissa Proffitt
<Melissa at Proffitt.com> writes:
> On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:37:34 -0800, jstallcup at juno.com wrote:
> 
> >What is the Doomsday Book?  Also by Willis, do you mean?  I just 
> finished
> >To Say Nothing of the Dog too, but I read it in conjuction with 
> Three Men
> >and a Boat, which it also has much in common with.  
> 
> _Doomsday Book_ is by Willis and is set in the same universe as _To 
> Say
> Nothing of the Dog_; time travel is still the central conceit.  
> However,
> they are VASTLY different books.  _Doomsday Book_ is serious and in 
> some
> ways rather depressing.  The present and the past parallel each 
> other, and I
> found I had to read it several times to fully appreciate it.  Which 
> is not
> to say it's obtuse or anything...just that while some of the 
> parallels are
> blindingly obvious, others aren't.  It's also a Christmastime book, 
> and I
> try to read it at that time of year, along with _The Dark is Rising_ 
> and a
> few others set in that season.
> 
> Melissa Proffitt
> 
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