Timeline

Timeline In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze speaking words that make no sense Within twenty four hours he is dead his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates Halfway around the world arc

  • Title: Timeline
  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN: 9780345517814
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense Within twenty four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astoIn an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense Within twenty four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival six hundred years ago .

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    1. In the world of pseudoscience, the subject of time travel is always entertaining , fascinating and downright shall we say, funImagine going back to any year, in the distant, obscure past, (reachable now )taking a peek, looking around the corner , at the mysteries, seeing actual situations and judging for yourself . What was real, not myths, legends or fabrications ( a polite word for lies), meeting important, famous people in history books, places that are long gone or in ruins now, yet still ca [...]

    2. Another one-star book for the "so bad it pissed me off" category. I so wanted to like this book. Up until this book I think I read nearly everything Crichton wrote. Timeline, in my opinion, had a great premise. Swashbuckler disguised as Sci-Fi. The problem I had was that Crichton tried too hard to explain his premises, and ended up making a jumble that even he couldn't untangle. This book was supposed to have all the good stuff: time travel, knights, castles, fighting, suspense. But the characte [...]

    3. Timeline, Michael Crichtonتاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوازدهم ژانویه سال 2010 میلادیعنوان: خط زمان؛ نویسنده: مایکل کرایتون؛ مترجم: محمدحسین ترکی؛ تهران، نیلا، 1383؛ در 560 ص؛ شابک: 9649600186؛ موضوع: داستانهای خیال انگیز علمی از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 مهر کس در برابر نظریه ی کوانتوم بهت زده نشود، آن را ن [...]

    4. Μία πολύ ωραία περιπέτεια, η οποία δίνει μια διάσταση στα ταξίδια στο χρόνο, που δεν θα μπορούσα ποτέ να φανταστώ. Ο Crichton είχε μελετήσει πάρα πολύ καλά την κβαντική μηχανική και τον 14ο αιώνα, τον οποίο πιστεύω, μετέφερε καταπληκτικά στο βιβλίο. Τα αρνητικά που βρήκα στο κείμε [...]

    5. This was the first Crichton novel I read, which is probably to his advantage. I knew it was fiction, so I was able to pick it up and cruise right through it. Had I started on The Andromeda Strain, or Airframe, I might have thought he was a non-fiction writer and not given him a proper chance. As it turns out, I was instantly hooked, and began to furiously and ferociously collect everything I could get my hands on by Michael Crichton. Now I've read most of his novels, and have met him in person. [...]

    6. I loved this book and then some arse made a really crap film and the book lost some of its shine I couldn't rid my mind of the film set and actors.I still quite like the book.

    7. “The very concept of time travel makes no sense, since time doesn’t flow. The fact that we think time passes is just an accident of our nervous systems— of the way things look to us. In reality, time doesn’t pass; we pass. Time itself is invariant. It just is. Therefore, past and future aren’t separate locations, the way New York and Paris are separate locations.”There is a reason why Crichton was a blockbusting bestselling author, he had a knack for explaining things that do not mak [...]

    8. The next stop in my time travel marathon (November being Science Fiction Month) was Timeline, Michael Crichton's 1999 thriller. Crichton was not what I think of as a prolific writer; he published sixteen novels in his lifetime under this own name, beginning in 1969 with The Andromeda Strain. Perhaps the movies produced from most of these titles make it seem like Crichton was everywhere. I'd like to think that maybe the author devoted the time between novels conducting backbreaking research. With [...]

    9. This was a good one. When you step into a time machine, fax yourself through a "quantum foam wormhole," and step out in feudal France circa 1357, be very, very afraid. If you aren't strapped back in precisely 37 hours after your visit begins, you'll miss the quantum bus back to 1999 and be stranded in a civil war, caught between crafty abbots, mad lords, and peasant bandits all eager to cut your throat. You'll also have to dodge catapults that hurl sizzling pitch over castle battlements. On the [...]

    10. A time travelling, sword swinging, science laden, probability speaking, historically interesting, magnificent tale!Even though Crichton is a popular author, I think he's underrated. At least that's what I think in the two books I've read (the other being Jurassic Park). I must read more of his work. Anybody got any suggestions?The format of this book is perfect. The way each chapter ended with a cliff hanger reminded me of George R.R. Martin. It creates something that you just don't want to put [...]

    11. I’ve never been terribly impressed with Michael Crichton. He writes excellent action and adventure scenes, but his characters always seem flat and one-dimensional, never doing much more than dodging dinosaurs or white gorillas. Not surprisingly, what I feel is his best novel to date, Disclosure, lacks the heart-pounding action and delves more into conflicts between characters, which I found much more compelling. I had high hopes for Timeline, a weighty book that had drawn good reviews from the [...]

    12. This book was my introduction to Crichton and I fell in love!I fell in love because this is an author who does extensive research on the subjects he writes about. So he not only entertains, he teaches you something in the process. In Timeline, Crichton combines science(quantum technology) and history(medieval) in a heart-stopping adventure. A group of historians are given the opportunity to literally enter life in fourteenth-century feudal France. But this is not your typical time travel story.

    13. Since there are over 1400 reviews, no need for me to list the details of the story. They're at other posts. Here's my feeling of the reading experience:STRENGTHS OF THIS NOVEL: movement, pacing, good concept, events are well stringed alongWEAKNESSES OF THIS NOVEL: characters lack depth, believability issues sometimes, not enough details to feel one is actually in the medieval ages, characters seem to get out of problems too easily (i.e. lots of other people die around them but the main people do [...]

    14. A Mad Scientist has built up a corporation to exploit his discovery that people can be squirted into the past, and returned the same way, through wormholes in the quantum foam. Well, not quite. In the schema of this novel, actual time travel is impossible. It is also impossible to transfer physical items any larger than the scale of the quantum foam from one parallel universe to another. It is, however, possible to strip a macroscopic object -- e.g a human being -- down to its basic information [...]

    15. Za Majkla Krajtona sam se ponovo zainteresovao gledajući seriju Westworld, pa sam uzeo iz biblioteke prvu njegovu knjigu na koju sam naišao. Krajtona pamtim kao nekoga ko piše odlične akcione scene i čiji su zapleti intrigantni, na štetu likova koji su nešto slabije razrađeni.Takav utisak održao se i do danas. Mreža vremena nije roman o putovanju kroz vreme iako bismo to prvo pomislili, već o putovanju u druge univerzume. Krajton je puno pažnje posvetio naučnom aspektu priče, pa je [...]

    16. A novel for all-time. The one who made me to love books.At my age when I read it, I was likeWHAT THE HELL, WHAT's THE MEANING OF THAT WORD . I was13at that time, I always make a fool out of myself. My classmates were asking me how can I understand it or do I understand it, all kinds of questions who irritates me. 3 months=1 book! I mean how hurtful and so hateful with it! There are more books than to read! And my goal for my life is to read more than 100 books or even more!I HATE NOVELS *coughs* [...]

    17. Time travel gets me almost everytime!This novel was exciting and unique, I could hardly put it down. Cool quantum technology that I barely understood aside, I felt like I was transported to the 100 Years War along with the team that sets out to find the Professor. And that's what makes a good novel into a great novel for me, and Timeline delivered.One of Crichton's best.And I got a crush on Marek so that helps in keeping it on my favorite book list. I think I'll read in again soon.

    18. 2.0 stars. My least favorite Michael Crichton novel. I just never became interested in any of the characters or the story line.

    19. Total piece of crap book that I got from a book swap. That said, while I did a lot of skimming, this was a perfectly fine book to read while on mass transit as long as I kept the cover down so that no one would know that I was reading crap. And now you know that I sometimes read crap.

    20. My reaction to this book was a lot more favorable than Stacey's --but I do have to agree with some of her criticisms. Because of his "hard" sci-fi orientation, Crichton insisted on trying to extrapolate an explanation for time-travel from existing science, his vehicle being quantum theory. Since this is too complex and counter-intuitive for most people to understand (and some of us suspect it of being a bunch of hooey anyway!), the "explanation" doesn't serve much purpose, and does wind up being [...]

    21. Bello bello bello bello! 😍Con un finale che mi ha fatto scendere la lacrimuccia da quanto è dolce dopo tanta crudeltà. L'autore ci fa immergere nell'epoca medievale e più precisamente in Francia durante la guerra dei cent'anni che vede fronteggiare francesi e inglesi Quanta crudeltà ci può essere nella mente degli uomini! Avvincente perché ci mostra il modo di parlare per noi davvero singolare, i costumi e il modo di vivere È una cosa che nei libri apprezzo davvero molto! Non ho dato 5 [...]

    22. After watching the movie again I'm torn. It feels like the movie and the book almost tell different stories, or at the very least maybe they tell the same story in very different ways. There's a lot in the book that either takes a backseat or isn't in the movie at all, and vice-versa. I think the biggest difference is that the movie simplifies a lot of the book's exposition, and gives us more of the Claire/Marek story, which I do appreciate because that bit of the ending felt a smidge rushed in [...]

    23. Crichton takes another swing at time travel. After a brainy first act that presents a layman's comprehension of quantum physics, the narrative shifts admirably into a more traditional adventure story about a group of college students trapped in France during the Hundred Years War, who have to use their modern educations of the 17th century to survive and get back home. One of the things I like about the science in Crichton's books is that it feels like he is explaining it to himself even as he e [...]

    24. Rating: 3/5 Summary: A mysterious company has been developing new quantum technologies A mysterious archeological site in France founded by the mysterious company leads a professor to seek answers from those who provide his research funding The professor's grad students find modern objects at the site dating back to the 14th century The professor is trapped in time and they must attempt a rescueReview: Here is what I loved about it:1. The research into theoretical physics and perfectly blurring [...]

    25. Never judge a book by its cover. Also, never judge one by the plot written at the back. Timeline by Michael Crichton is a time-hop action drama, traversing the present and the fourteenth century medieval past.History gets opened up to the present as a professor is marooned in the fourteenth century medieval world. His students are swept off to the headquarters of ITC, the multinational organization that made the technology possible. The plan is to send them back in time and rescue the professor, [...]

    26. Another great read by the late Michael Crichton. I always feel a little smarter after having read one of his novels because of his writing approach and how he offers nuggets of factual information. These factual nuggets are what makes his novels so popular. They are well-researched and laid out in a way that isn't intimidating to the reader. I was extremely excited that this turned out to be an adventure story wrapped up in pretty science-fiction wrapping paper, topped of historical fiction as i [...]

    27. It seems a lot of people feel this was one of Crichton's weaker efforts but I enjoyed reading this. It may be that, beyond the opening, there was not as much technology-driven plot as there was medieval adventure and romance. I thought it was entertaining and found that Crichton was able to keep me interested while I was reading.Not a bad way to spend your reading time.

    28. I was stunned at the lack of character description in this book. It's no wonder these novels are made so easily into screenplays. Granted, it's only the second Crichton novel I've ever read, so perhaps I should know better?The premise of Timeline was strangely dichotomous pro/anti-science. I'm not sure if the author is implying that people are what make innovations morally wrong, or that extreme innovations are morally wrong by themselves. This story is another instance of the low-tech scientist [...]

    29. This is a great adventure. As Michael Crichton says, he wanted to try something new with an old genre, and he succeeded. I think he did an excellent job with the science as well. Unless you are an expert in the field, Crichton can convince you just long enough, that it might be possible.

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