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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!
This book is amazing. Not only because of the exciting and mystifying events it's all about, but because of all the other connections Peter Krassa makes, to place this mysterious invention in a bigger context. The book is very well researched and beautifully written. The fact that there is no solution to the mystery doesn't matter. The book is about real events in recent...
Published on 16 Feb 2008 by L. Modderman

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3.0 out of 5 stars intriguing and nothing if not provocative but needs better evidence
This book reports what is probably the most striking case of linguistic (and other) information allegedly arising out of time travel or at least the viewing of past events. It involves the `Chronovisor', a mid-C20 invention by Ernetti which supposedly allowed observation (not participation) of past events. The author, Peter Krassa, has also written a largely positive...
Published on 14 Sep 2010 by Mark Newbrook


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!, 16 Feb 2008
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This review is from: Father Ernetti's Chronovisor: The Creation and Disappearance of the World's First Time Machine (Paperback)
This book is amazing. Not only because of the exciting and mystifying events it's all about, but because of all the other connections Peter Krassa makes, to place this mysterious invention in a bigger context. The book is very well researched and beautifully written. The fact that there is no solution to the mystery doesn't matter. The book is about real events in recent history, and an age-old dream.
If anybody is interested enough to persue the subject, I would strongly recommend 'The Lady in Blue', by Javier Sierra, which is a (researched) novel about Father Ernetti and another weird historical figure: the bilocating nun Maria D'Agreda. Both books are a very good read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars intriguing and nothing if not provocative but needs better evidence, 14 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Father Ernetti's Chronovisor: The Creation and Disappearance of the World's First Time Machine (Paperback)
This book reports what is probably the most striking case of linguistic (and other) information allegedly arising out of time travel or at least the viewing of past events. It involves the `Chronovisor', a mid-C20 invention by Ernetti which supposedly allowed observation (not participation) of past events. The author, Peter Krassa, has also written a largely positive biography of Erich von Daniken. An important piece of evidence involves a lengthy, previously unrecorded passage in Latin, around 10% of a play of which we know but which is largely lost. However, the text has been examined by a classical scholar, and there are anachronisms. In addition, the clustering in this passage of a high proportion of the surviving minor fragments is suspicious. Without better evidence, this must be the verdict on the entire story as well (although if the text really is a hoax someone proficient in Latin took a lot of trouble faking it.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars misleading, 25 May 2006
This review is from: Father Ernetti's Chronovisor: The Creation and Disappearance of the World's First Time Machine (Paperback)
I searched out this book because I truly believe it (is supposed) deals with the most fascinating subject ever. However, because of a lack of information on the actual subject, the author deviates and spends whole chapters of valuable book space on immaterial topics (parapsychology, seances and other mumbo jumbo). Father Ernetti was a scientist and in this respect I want info on the machine he built if he actually built it. I dont want pseudo scientific (e.g. astrologers, mystics)and other crackpot theories. I can buy a comicbook for that or turn on the TV. Unfortunately the book is not worth its money. It is misleading.
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