Doomsday Book

578 pages

English language

Published Nov. 10, 1993 by Bantam Books.

ISBN:
9780553562736
OCLC Number:
28681854

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4 stars (15 reviews)

Somewhere in the future, ordinary history students must travel back in time as part of their university degree. An award-winning best-seller in the United States, this is the first of Connie Willis' brilliant Oxford trilogy.Kivrin knows everything about the Middle Ages - she's read all the books. She knows it's dangerous: cutthroats in the woods, witch hunts, cholera, and millions dying in the plague. For a young historian, it's fascinating.When Kivrin's tutors in Oxford's history lab finally agree to send her on an on-site study trip, she jumps at the chance to observe medieval life first-hand. But a crisis that strangely links the past and future leaves her stranded in the most deadly and terrifying era in human history, face to face with the heart-rending reality behind the statistics. And while she fights for her own life, Kivrin finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope in this dark …

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5 stars

As my first foray into books by Connie Willis, I am sold. This book was incredible and, in hindsight, well deserving of the awards it has earned. I like how real the characters were, including the ones I hated. The plot kept me glued to the story and there is some clever foreshadowing and misdirection going on that kept me guessing what was going to happen all the way to the end. I highly recommend this book and will look forward to reading her other time travel books.

Check out my blog for my full review: strakul.blogspot.com/2020/02/book-review-doomsday-book-by-connie.html

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Subjects

  • Middle Ages -- Fiction
  • Black death -- Fiction
  • Time travel -- Fiction
  • Europe -- History -- 476-1492 -- History

Places

  • Europe