To Say Nothing of the Dog

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 18, 2009 - Fiction - 512 pages
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From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel...

Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest.  He's been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop's bird stump.  It's part of a project to restore the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years earlier.  

But then Verity Kindle, a fellow time traveler, inadvertently brings back something from the past.  Now Ned must jump back to the Victorian era to help Verity put things right--not only to save the project but to prevent altering history itself.  


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A confusing yet entertaining and intelligent book about Fate, cats (ironically) (well there is one dog) and love and time travel. There are books that are a quick read through and others that make you stop and think every once and a while. "To Say Nothing of the Dog" definitely leans toward the latter. The dialogue and train of thought was very scattered all over the place to a comic effect but if you paid close attention you were still able to follow the plot ( mostly). I would recommend it to others, a good science fiction that doesn't feel the need to go in depth technically but philosophically (is that the right word?)  

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Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
35
Section 3
55
Section 4
116
Section 5
132
Section 6
145
Section 7
158
Section 8
173
Section 13
323
Section 14
339
Section 15
352
Section 16
365
Section 17
398
Section 18
417
Section 19
431
Section 20
450

Section 9
207
Section 10
226
Section 11
241
Section 12
306
Section 21
471
Section 22
501
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Page 17 - If everybody minded their own business," said the Duchess in a hoarse growl, "the world would go round a deal faster than it does.
Page 35 - How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

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Connie Willis has won six Nebula and Six Hugo Awards (more than any other science fiction writer) and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for her first novel, Lincoln's Dreams.  Her novel Doomsday Book won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and her first short-story collection, Fire Watch, was a New York Times Notable Book.  Her other works include Bellwether, Impossible Things, Remake, and Uncharted Territory.  Ms.  Willis lives in Greeley, Colorado, with her family.


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