Wednesday, July 29, 2009


In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival--six hundred years ago. . . .

I was hooked right from the beginning. I didn't want to let go of the book. Which wasn't a good thing, the kids needed me and I...well...needed, no I wanted the book. Eventually I found the time to finish it. And I'm glad that I found the time to re-read it. I first read years ago, and then I watched the movie recently and I just had to re-read. It was like reading it for the first time.

I've always found time-travel fascinating, even if I don't quite understand the scientific facts behind it. My husband has tried to explained it several times to me, I just don't understand it (sorry honey!). But I do understand the thrill of the discovery or the possibility of it.

And I travelled back to medieval times along with the characters of this book. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Okay, I may not know how to speak in old English but it was interesting reading about it, and there were the knights, and the lack of chivalry that you would expect of the times. And along this was happening you're hoping that they can save the professor and return home.

It was wonderful!

Timelime by Michael Crichton (Re-read) Science Fiction/Time Travel; Published: Knopf (1999); Keeper Shelf; Favourite Reads 2009; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (89);

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