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An intriguing look at time travel.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Fire Watch (Mass Market Paperback)
Connie Willis takes us back to a pivotal place in time during the Second World War, when Britain was being bombarded by Hitler's Blitz Krieg. Saint Paul's Cathedral, in the centre of London, was more than just a building, it was a symbol of Britain's fight against the Nazi threat. The novel revolves around the effort the main time travelling protagonist makes to keep the fire bombs from taking hold on the fabric of Christopher Wren's great architectural masterpiece. The theme of the plot sounds dry, but Connie Willis makes her characters live and breath on the page. Her love of history shines through as we discover that the time traveller is a graduate student from the future, returning to the past. All in all, a well told story that is hard to put down.