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I found that in the end I didn't really care very much for the main characters.
As a fan of Connie Willis's earlier works "To Say Nothing of the Dog" and "Doomsday Book" I was disappointed by "Blackout/All Clear".
This is a 500 page book that just flat out stops at the end of a chapter with no warning.
The Blackout/All Clear story is interesting, and would have made a good 300-400 page book. But at over 1100 pages there is just to much irrelevant filler, especially the annoying... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Troy Folkner
I usually have trouble with time travel stories but not with Connie Willis. Getting there is the really the back story. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Victor Bresin
The theme is good, but some of the story threads just go on and on. These two books could easily have been one.Published 21 days ago by M. Beth Ogilvie
"Blackout," together with its sequel "All Clear," fit into Connie Willis' time-travel sequence. These books focus on the London Blitz during World War II. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Glaviano
My favorite category of time travel fiction sends cautious but dauntlessly curious academic types into the past to research history and Blackout, set during the Blitz of London,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jaylia3
I hope this is Connie Willis at her worst. "Doomsday Book" is one of the best novels I've ever read, and some others, such as "To Say Nothing Of The Dog" are pretty decent. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Seagull
Reading this before All Clear I could not imagine how this could all end well. Even knowing history well could not lead me to a positive outcome to this book.Published 1 month ago by The yellow dart
If you're interested in WWII and the battles in Britain, this is a great read but you must read the next book too to finish the story. It's called "All Clear".lPublished 1 month ago by Marian Nephew