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Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0553562738

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Excellent

ProTakes sci-fi to another level, realistic character...

ConsNot a fantasy quest of archetypes, glory, travel &...

The Doomsday Book by American author Connie Willis, science fiction writer of no small repute, originally published in 1992. The title is a reference to the famous Domesday Book and the story is about a journey that starts off as historical research but ends up a mission of mercy helping the...

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Excellent

“... We All Fall Down.”

published 04/10/2002

ProBeautiful novel, brilliantly drawn characters, com...

ConsUpsetting at times.

This afternoon, I sat crying over the fate of a little girl. She could have been my daughter, my best friend’s daughter – but she wasn’t. She didn’t even exist. Ah, but she did. She came alive in a way that made me care, that made me weep. ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * A...

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Excellent

ProGripping, exciting, had me in floods of tears

ConsStrangely dissatisfying ending, currently out of p...

I read The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis yesterday. All in one day. That goes some way towards showing how good a read I found it. I picked the book up from Amazon marketplace, since apparently it went out of print in February 2003 (so there might still be copies in your local bookshop, if...

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Excellent

ProGreat read - takes you out of yourself

Cons650 pages

---Why I Bought This---I had just been reading 'Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England' and one reviewer mentioned this novel as having the same sort of theme so thought I would give it a try.---The Product---This book was purchased from Amazon for 1p plus postage.Written by Connie Willis, an...

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Excellent

ProExtremely enjoyable and gripping

ConsSome poorly developed bits

Connie Willis - a winner of Hugo and Nebula awards may be known to you already but this was my introduction to her work.It was recommended to me by Bakka Bookstore in Toronto and I was a bit reluctant at first but after a few pages was hooked. Willis is reputed to have spent 5 years writing this...

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Excellent

“A very good read”

published 28/07/2000

ProVery well crafted, original, moving

ConsIts only 650 pages long

The Doomsday Book was the first book I read by Connie Willis, and remains the best. She is an author who always offers plenty of original ideas, but in this book she manages to also captivate the heart with some good characterisations and a lot of compassion. The story is set in the future and...

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