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#116: The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma

Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple-play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and thereby save the lives of an aristocrat in love with a murdered prostitute from the past; of a woman bent on fleeing the strictures of Victorian society; and of his very own wife, who may have become a pawn in a 4th-dimensional plot to murder the authors of Dracula, The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, in order to alter their identities and steal their fictional creations.
But, what happens if we change history? Felix J. Palma raises such questions in The Map of Time. Mingling fictional characters with real ones, Palma weaves a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting, a story full of love and adventure that also pays homage to the roots of science fiction while transporting its readers to a fascinating Victorian London for their own taste of time travel.


Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
ISBN: 9781439167397
Purchase at Amazon


©2011


My Opinion:
While at times I thought this story flipped around a lot, the writing was so intricate and beautiful, it captured my heart.
I couldn't get enough of the experiences in the story. All creative and well thought out, the details in the story made you visualize it.
Tim Burton should seriously consider making this book into a film.
Definitely a book that people who enjoy using their imaginations.


4.5/5


Recommend? Most definitely!


~I received a copy from Atria Books. I was not compensated for my opinion.

Comments

  1. Great idea, Tim Burton would be the perfect choice to turn this book into a movie. I loved it!

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  2. Glad to see you enjoyed this one. I've got it sitting in the pile waiting.

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  3. I liked this book, but I think I would like it even more if Burton was directing it as a movie. Good call!!!

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  4. I will definitely pick this book up. HG Wells being one of my favorite writers! Let's see if this author did justice to my hero. ;-)

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  5. ok, you caught my attention! Sounds like a nice read.

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  6. I liked this one a lot too! I loved all of the stories it told!

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