Monday, June 27, 2011

(94)Map of Time by Felix J Palma

There is a whole subculture out there known as Steampunk. The only way I know how to describe it is through pictures. I found this website that may give you a good idea. The Steampunk movement mixes history with technology. Think of Will Smith movie, Wild, Wild West.

The Map of Time by Felix J Palma is going to be wildly successful with fans of Steampunk. Or even those who have a passing interest in literary history. Or history at all.

The Map of Time is set in the late 1800's in London. It is the end of the Jack the Ripper era and the last woman killed by Jack the Ripper is the forbidden love of Aristocrat, Andrew Harrington. Eight lonely years go by and Andrew is about to end his life when he is stopped by the promise of time travel. The extraordinary author HG Wells has just published his masterpiece, The Time Machine. Andrew is hoping the author will be able to send him back in time in order to stop his beloved's death.

The Map of Time is a book of epic proportions. At 624 pages Felix J Palma takes his readers on a fun, yet sometimes gruesome, journey through London at the turn of the century. He weaves his facts with fiction, his history with his science fiction, creating a world of mystery and wonder. The story is written so vividly I could almost imagine what the "posters" of this book would like like. I really did enjoy The Map of Time. The book was very vivid and descriptive and I felt like it transported me back in time to London in the 1880s. The Map of Time is this summer's epic read. I encourage you to give it a go if you are looking for something you can really sink your teeth into.

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