I am a fan of authors who research the topics of their books even if their books are Fiction. This shows that they are willing to take more time into knowing more about what they are going to write about. So I really enjoyed reading this book because of the fact of all the research that was done in order to write the book.
I decided to read this book because I liked “Micro”. I wanted to read another book by Michael Crichton. And when I read the book description, it sounded similar to “Micro”. In both books, the story starts off with an intriguing incident, then the reader learns about the main characters and what they are going to encounter.
I was rather glad that the antagonist in this book was not given much dialogue, nor attention really, in the story. The character of Doniger did not appear as much and was not so complex. And the Black Death incident was a nice touch (is that a pun?).
I figured that someone was going to stay in the past, and I first thought that it was going to be Chris. I thought this because it seemed that Chris had finally met a girl that he really liked. And also, when it was mentioned that only three people would return, I figured that somehow Marek was going to stay behind. I was happy to read about Marek living with Claire. That was such a sweet ending to the story. (And on a side-note: I was reading reviews online for this book, and I noticed that some woman mentioned that she had a crush on Marek. That reminded me about how a lot of women have a crush on the character of Daryll from “The Walking Dead”. Marek too used a bow and arrow to fight. Should I start to learn archery?…)
I never write notes when I’m reading books, but I decided to change that for this book. I wrote down the names of the characters when they were being introduced/mentioned and a brief description of them. I am so glad that I did this because there were so many characters. Whenever I read books, I tend to go back in the story whenever a character is mentioned for the second or third time to remember who they are. But this time I just had to check my notes (which is quicker) and I was able to focus more on the story.
The book description never mentions that the story is about time travel, but I think that the reader might think that the book is about time travel (I did). The story itself mentions that the characters are not time traveling, but space traveling. I didn’t entirely understand how they were able to travel in space, so I hope that by re-reading the book I might understand it more. Either way, it was still an interesting concept.
To read my general book review for “Timeline”, go to: http://bookwormconfidential.tumblr.com/post/48477721110/bookworm-confidential-timeline