Crichton, Michael

Book - 1999
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Michael Crichton's new novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology. Information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single molecules. Any moment of the past can be actualized -- and a group of historians can enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century feudal France. Imagine the risks of such a journey. Not since Jurassic Park has Michael Crichton given us such a magnificent adventure. Here, he combines a science of the future -- the emerging field of quantum technology -- with the complex realities of the medieval past. In a heart-stopping narrative, Timeline carries us into a realm of unexpected suspense and danger, overturning our most basic ideas of what is possible.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
Edition: 1st trade ed.
ISBN: 0679444815
Characteristics: 449 p. :,ill., map ;,25 cm.m.


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May 20, 2014
  • indianajonesgirl21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a very fun book. I really like how Crichton was able to explain quantum physics to the reader through the characters and how he was able to provide the history of the 1300's. I personally enjoyed this book better than Jurassic Park or the Lost World. Also the ending was awesome! You will not go wrong in reading this book.

Oct 05, 2013
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Fun, very plot-driven, reasonably well thought through. Science fiction for non-science-fiction readers.

Sep 12, 2013
  • ander85 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not the best one of his works, but it was mostly enjoyable. Got carried away at times with history explanation, but overall it held my attention and had a fun ending.

Mar 23, 2013
  • rahmmie rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Entertaining but I didn't think this is one of his best

May 28, 2012

I watched the movie and now I want to read the book

Jul 18, 2011
  • sarahjane88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book got me started on reading an entire new genre of books. It's amazing.

Sep 03, 2010
  • dancingkate rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great science fiction/ time travel to medieval times. Lots of suspense. For those not into quantum physics, push through the opening chapters to get to the time travel story - it's worth it! If you watch the movie, it follows the book pretty closely.

Dec 14, 2009
  • Fredwalker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Book is *much* better than movie based on it.

Jun 29, 2008
  • JL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Imaginative and adventurous

Jun 17, 2008
  • jabey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A page turner. Very enjoyable story.


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Jun 17, 2008
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