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Bones of the Earth

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Time Travel to the Dinosaur Age by Michael Swanwick

Bones of the Earth is a worthy successor to Swanwick's previous novel, Jack Faust (1997), for it, too, is a strange and thrilling take on great legends and cultural obsessions. In Bones, that obsession is the thoroughly modern fascination with paleontology … see full wiki

Author: Michael Swanwick
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: HarperTorch
Date Published: ©2002, February 25, 2003
1 review about Bones of the Earth

Had a Good Beginning, and Then it Lost it!

  • May 13, 2009
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I bought this book based on Amazon's recommendation and was greatly disappointed. The first 50 pages are great then the book falls apart from there.

We have a paleonologist presented first-hand with the opportunity to study live dinosaurs via time-travel. We have interesting descriptions of time-travel possibilities and a mysterious "older woman" from the future that wants to have a romantic liaison with the paleontologist. Then I don't know what happened to the story. It seemed like there were too many boring characters introduced and I found myself not being able to remember who each of them was.

The book is compared to Jurassic Park. Other than the live dinosaur angle, I don't know how to compare them as that had a far superior story that I enjoyed through and through.

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