Inna Prokhorova Prokhorova itibaren Taşdelen Köyü, 73600 Taşdelen Köyü/Uludere/Şırnak, Türkiye
Timeline is the second book by Michael Crichton I have read. A couple of months ago a friend said I should read the Sphere by Crichton and with no other book to read I decided to. I read Sphere and found it very thrilling and interesting; so I decided to ask that same friend is there another good book that you would recommend from Crichton? He said yes and gave me Timeline. This book is a historical fiction novel. The book bounces around a few characters to follow during the beginning of the book until you finally find the main characters. They are all graduate students working on restoring and studding a medieval castle site, which was at its height around the mid 1300s. They are funded by a mysterious company call ITC. You eventually figure out that ITC has invented a time machine and the students must now go back in time to rescue there professor who had gone back but had never returned. I have enjoyed this book abundantly more that Sphere because of its historical background. Anyone who enjoys learning about history especially unknown history should read this book because even though its fiction it still tells about medieval society. It also has a lot of science in it. The whole time machine is based of quantum physics, which is the study of extremely small particles, and explains in detail how a time machine could theoretically be created. The science and history are very easy to understand because it is also a great and thrilling novel. It has action and thrills at every turn. I would recommend that anyone who likes a fast pace novel with science and history should read this book. It is a great book.
LEAH'S RATING (age 4): 5 STARS RAEF'S RATING (age 6): 4 STARS MEG'S RATING (age--none of your business): 5 STARS LEAH'S REVIEW: I liked the book and I liked the movie. It was exciting when they destroyed the troll. LEAH'S FAVORITE QUOTE: "Welcome!" (Dumbledore) said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you." RAEF'S REVIEW: They should have figured out the answers faster and had better questions. The part I liked was the part when they were trying to get the Sorcerer's Stone at the end. The ending was a surprise. RAEF'S FAVORITE QUOTE: "And what if I wave my wand and nothing happens?" "Throw it away and punch him on the nose," Ron suggested. MEG'S REVIEW: I get it! I finally get Harry Potter! I know it's not exactly rocket science, but I didn't fully understand the obsessive fascination with this series until I read the first book to my kids. They were absolutely RIVETED the entire time. Every magical enchantment was rewarded with an "ooohhh" and "ahhh," every one of Ron's jokes met with hysterical laughter, and I could actually watch my son and daughter grow stronger with each impossible obstacle or horrific monster Harry overcame. In one early scene, Leah literally started crying when Harry thought he would be thrown out of school and sent back to the Dursley's. Now THAT is a sure sign of someone who is LIVING a book, not reading it. So that's why my kids loved it. Here's why *I* loved it: Harry is strong. He stands up for what is right regardless of who stands against him (friend, enemy, authority figure, incorporeal undead wizard of darkness, etc.), which makes him a powerful hero for my 4- and 6-year-old. He's brave, self-sacrificing, and honorable. I think Harry proves his own character, and addresses the book's central theme itself, in a scene he shares with Malfoy near the beginning of his time at Hogwarts. In this particular scene, Malfoy gives a snotty little spiel on how he can introduce Harry to the best wizarding families and help him stay away from the "wrong sort." Harry then refuses to shake Malfoy's hand and responds, "I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks." And isn't that the essence of growing up? Moving away from simply doing what others tell us to do and learning to discern right and wrong for ourselves? Then, as soon as we know what's right, we can work on growing strong enough to stand up for it regardless of who stands against us. Harry is brilliant! Almost as brilliant as his author, who's created a story that is both wonderful and wonderfully told. Bravo! MEG'S FAVORITE QUOTES (and, of course, Dumbledore says most of them): Scars can come in handy. Harry wished he had about eight more eyes. The very dust and silence seemed to tingle with some secret magic. From that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. One can never have enough socks. Death is but the next great adventure. Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. The truth... is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin. There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.