Book Review: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Doomsday Book

Connie Willis’ The Doomsday Book is a triumph.  Somehow, Ms. Willis manages to blend history and science in masterful way that juxtaposes our modern sensibilities with history so that I understand history in a better light, even as I see my own “knowledge” with skepticism. 

Kivrin is a 21st century historian who has the opportunity to go back to the middle ages.  (Obviously, once time travel is possible in Willis’ world, it changes how history is studied!)  Something goes wrong with her travel– on both ends– and she is trapped there.  In the midst of the Black Death.

The beautiful part of this book is Willis’ portrayal of faith– faith in self, faith in others, faith in God, faith in science, faith in government.  I loved this book.  I hope you will, too!

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