Tag Archives: Connie Willis

Quiet Backwaters

The novels featured in today’s brief post (another for my Melville bicentennial celebration) are set on rivers. Two are classics, and the third deserves to be. I’ve read all three before, but they fit so neatly into my on-the-water theme … Continue reading

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The bad old days

Dooms Day Book (1992), Connie Willis, 578 pp. Let’s say time travel is actually possible, and you’re a historian eager to see what things were really like, back in the day. Where would you go? According to Willis’ world, you wouldn’t be able … Continue reading

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