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E perfect solution But complexities To Say ePUB #9734 like recalcitrant rowboats missing cats and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history Two weeks ago I d not heard of Connie Willis or of this novel It came into my life because I randomly clicked through to this article in The Guardian when I was looking for something completely different Had I done my random clicking pre Goodreads I may well have passed on this novel because science fiction fantasy does not describe the kind of novel I generally read But these days I m much adventurous so I jumped right in What fun this was It s a time travel story that sort of makes sense a farce a romp a screwball comedy a comedy of manners a romance a mystery and a homage to Three Men in a Boat It includes some truly hideous Victoriana the burning of Coventry Cathedral a dog and a cat an eccentric Oxford don a boat a butler and allusions to writers including Shakespeare Tennyson Agatha Christie Lewis Carroll and Dorothy L Sayers which was particularly special for me because I m a Dorothy L Sayers nut There was even a reference to The Princess Bride or at least I think there was view spoiler A character saying As you wish than once to a young lady struck me as a clue hide spoiler

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To Say Nothing of the Dog or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

Nothing of PDF #204 Connie Willis' Hugo and Nebula Award winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other In this Hugo winning companion to that novel she offers a completely different kind of time travel adventu Previous rating 5 stars eyerolls at her 2015 Self of Despicable Book Taste and Total Lack of Judgement New rating 20 million stars And a half And the moral of this rerererererereread is Connie Willis amazingly clever writing one of the most beautifully constructed tale ever the top ranking boyfriend in my High Security Harem aka Cyril the Bulldog time travel restful Victorian times delightfully wacky Victorian escapades PG Wodehouse awesome space time continuum incongruities and self corrections and stuff hahahahaha the very aptly named Lady Shrapnell Difficulty Distinguishing Sounds Agatha Christie and my boyfriend Hercule Poirot exotic Japanese goldfish or lack thereof high explosive bombs deliciously eccentric Oxford dons calamities who look like naiads and vice versa Slowness in Answering infirmary nurses and the Spanish Inuisition the regulations of animals in bed aged relicts and not so aged ones too Ultra Maudlin Sentimentality eating vile unspeakable Victorian things for breakfast the Blitz Couples That Come To A Bad End naughty bad doggums vs deawest dearum pwecious Juju cats and cabs and fans oh my Dorothy L Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey slightly exasperating spoiled Victorian brats Disorientation Mrs Chattisbourne s ever giggling flower garden the Enigma machine cat induced suffocation Napoleon s hemorrhoids butler pinching chaos theory the bird Luftwaffe the somewhat hideous bishop s bird stump view spoiler duh hide spoiler

Connie Willis ë 8 Summary

Re a delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome K Jerome's Say Nothing of the Dog EpubThree Men in a BoatWhen too many jumps back to leave st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems th Fateful re read 5418 This is one of my all time favorite books From the clever phrases and deep PTSD exasperation to the total eventual collapse of the space time continuum because of a freaking cat to THE BISHOP S BIRD STUMP I find myself chortling nearly twenty years after the first read and again on the re readWe re catapulted through time thanks to the Oxford History Department s time machine put to the disposal of a wealthy American patron who is let s be frank NUTS She s sent seemingly countless overworked historians into the Blitz to recover artifacts from the destroyed cathedral at Coventry What really happens is a LOT of slippage in the time stream a deep mystery even miscommunication and strange coincidences and classic slapstick and some of the funniest Victorian Romance I ve come across Oh it s definitely hardcore SF but it s also a tribute to Jerome K Jerome s Three Men in a Boat and the spirit is very much alive and wellWhat we ve got is a genre masher of epic proportions It s a high stakes time continuum travel and looming disaster a truly atrocious MacGuffin that has everyone running around like headless chickens in a slapstick comedy and a classic 1930 s Hercule Peroit Agatha Christie mystery All three genres are pulled off wonderfully And she tops it all off with VERY well turned phrases that stick with you so warmly Charming Beyond charming Utterly delightful No poppycock


10 thoughts on “To Say Nothing of the Dog or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

  1. says:

    If ever there was a symphony as book Beethoven's 8th it would be this one Like a symphony To Say Nothing is a wonderful composite that is almost impossible to deconstruct In many books there might be a chapter that stands out whether due to brilliance or failure; this is largely a harmonious excellently written whole wit

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    · Previous rating 5 stars eyerolls at her 2015 Self of Despicable Book Taste and Total Lack of Judgement· New rating 20 million stars And a half➽ And the moral of this rerererererereread is Connie Willis’ amazingly clever writing one of the most beautifully constructed tale ever the top ranking boyfriend in my High Security Harem aka Cyril the Bulldog time travel restful Victorian times delightfully wacky Victorian escapades PG Wodeh

  3. says:

    First know that I am deeply biased when it comes to this book it's got time travel which I love with a love that is than love and it's got Cyril who I love with a love that makes my time travel love look like a Tuesday after

  4. says:

    Fateful re read 5418 This is one of my all time favorite books From the clever phrases and deep PTSD exasperation to the total eventual collap

  5. says:

    Oh dear Every time I see the title of this book it makes me feel anxious I am almost ashamed to say this in public but I will be bra

  6. says:

    Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be doneOn the spur of the moment I set

  7. says:

    299 Kindle sale Dec 11 2018 While this offbeat time travel novel is a seuel of sorts to Doomsday Book they have completely different vibes and it's not really necessary to have read Doomsday Book before this one

  8. says:

    Two weeks ago I'd not heard of Connie Willis or of this novel It came into my life because I randomly clicked through to this article in The Guardian when I was looking for something completely different Had I done my random clicking pre Goodreads I may well have passed on this novel because science fiction fantasy does not describe

  9. says:

    A most entertaining adventure where Oxford dons get to meddle with time travel and a chance for the author to exercise her wit and to pay homage to great British authors Everything is thrown into the pot from ancient Greek battles to

  10. says:

    It is a revelation smart and funny especially a particular mix up about Cyril Romance time travel history this book has it all

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