femmeofbksntea (femmeofbksntea) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Blackout (Connie Willis)-Book 6

I just finished Blackout by Connie Willis, which makes book 6 for me. I had the feeling throughout the entire book that there was something I should have read to provide a set-up, but apparently such was not the case. B/c of this, I found the first half very slow going. The book is about three time-traveling historians from Oxford 2060 and is set in Englad during the Blitz of WWII.  In the early chapters of the book, the characters switch between 2060 and 1940 several times before getting settled into their primary storylines, which made for confusion on my part. I almost abandoned reading it, something I NEVER do. I am glad I persisted. Willis does a very good job of describing London during the firebombing, and I started to care about the protagonists and was very interested to see what would happen to them. Warning, though: the book ends with everything up in the air, and one must read the sequel All Clear to find out what becomes of the characters and indeed what becomes of Britain.
Tags: time travel

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