Monday, June 4, 2007

Book Buzz:-->"Timeline" by Michael Crichton (1999)

"If you don't stay with me, darlin',
If you don't stay with me, baby,
I'll be right there in your mirror
when you get old...
And we all get old."
Ron Wood
NO SPOILERS:
There has been a fascination with time travel that I've held for as long as I can remember. String theories. Quantum physics. Dimension cracks. Worm holes.

Coffee shop convos about what the time travel rules would entail have been bantered...argued...debated...hypothesized...ad nauseum into many early hours of my mornings with friends and strangers, alike. The possibilities have made for many good...and not so good stories. I've sampled both.

The subject of time travel is given a different spin with Michael Crichton's 1999 adventure..."Timeline".

For those virgins who have not tasted a Crichton style novel...be prepared to have facts thrown your direction. This author loves to do his homework...And then toss well thought out possiblities at the reader. His enthusiasm is infectious.

"Timeline" revolves around a scientist who has been volunteering as a time traveler back to France...ala 1300s...and is unable/unwilling to come back

The billion dollar corporation responsible recruits a group of young historians well-versed with the culture of France to find him.

The first half sets the groundwork on time travel and the second half turns into a swashbuckling adventure. Although the characters are fairly cardboard...the story still thrills. 512 pages.
Good Stuff.

MoSkeet

Ron Wood:-->"We All Get Old" (Gimme Some Neck) (1979)
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