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  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; 1 edition (June 28 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439167397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439167397
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 4.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #179,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luanne Ollivier #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on June 28 2011
Format: Hardcover
Do you ever start a book , get a few pages in, recognize that you are inextricably hooked already and jump for joy when you realize there are 600 more pages left to savour?

That's exactly how I felt after the first two chapters of Félix J. Palma's novel The Map of Time.

It started off in one of my favourite time periods - Victorian England - with an unknown narrator telling us of a young man's visit to Whitechapel in 1888- the time of Jack the Ripper - and more.

"Yes, I know that when I began this tale, I promised there would be a fabulous time machine, and there will be, there will even be intrepid explorers and fierce native tribes - a must in any adventure story. But all in good time, isn't it necessary at the start of any game to place all the pieces on their respective squares first? Of course it is, in which case let me continue setting up the board, slowly but surely..."

At the heart of it all - Murray's Time Travel. Could the fourth dimension really have been discovered in 1896? ..."what was underneath the world, what was behind reality." Can the Murray Company really take travellers to the year 2000? All of Victorian England would like to believe so. Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and their futuristic novels are all the rage.

H. G. Wells plays a prominent role in this tale, as well as other historical figures including the Elephant Man, Henry James, Bram Stoker. Palma creates many other characters, all incredibly well drawn, leaping off the page and into my imagination with ease.

The book is written in three parts, with each part approaching time travel from a slightly different angle, with the third part tying it altogether.
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By Frances on March 9 2013
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Until I was several chapters into this book I was beginning to wonder if I wanted to continue. At times I groaned while reading, sometimes smiled, and often stopped to ponder certain paragraphs. It was a story of many things; imaginative, different, strange, but yet, soon became compelling enough to finish. When I finally read the last page, I felt I had been thoroughly entertained and pleased to have read such a creative and unique book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wanda Costinak on Aug. 31 2011
Format: Hardcover
Review for 'The Map of Time' by Félix J. Palma (guest reviewer Derwyn Costinak)

Let me begin at the outset by saying that it is difficult to write about this book without giving anything away. The creativity of the storyline and the approach taken by Palma in describing the story is one that I have not seen in any book I can recall. However, to go into much detail about what exactly the author does is to risk setting a new reader up, causing him or her to anticipate the direction of the narrative. I do not wish to do that, so I will be necessarily general in this review.

'The Map of Time' is about time travel in the late nineteenth century. Palma has chosen to tell his tale using fictional characters which interact with historical figures. This particular approach makes for an entertaining read as it brings the reader into a much more plausible world; Palma has worked to ensure that the events he narrates might very well have been experienced by these real people. Divided into three parts, the book tells three stories, each told by the same all-seeing narrator. I must say that the occasional asides the narrator directs to the reader were less than enjoyable for me, interrupting the flow of the story as they do. Starting from a rather small story, the narrative seems to be narrow and slow at first, but broadens as the second part of the book approaches. As it continues, Palma's brilliance in creativity is displayed, causing the reader to keep turning pages, eager to discover how everything is resolved. Once reached, that resolution may or may not be satisfactory, depending on the expectation of the one turning pages. I had hoped for more, but I cannot say that I was disappointed, either.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bunnywhiskers on March 30 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book was good enough that I went ahead and purchased the second book in the series. I loved the historical figures throughout the novel.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neko on June 30 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is an intriguing novel which keeps reader wondering. Do paying customers really travel to the future on a train, or is it a scam? Does HG Wells' time machine really take him back to the past or is that a hoax? Are there really time travellers monitoring the past and repairing mistakes? The plot is well paced most of the time but sometimes gets a little heavy and repetitive. I found the final 100 pages or so to be a real drag as the plot wound down and the narrative ground to a resounding halt. Not a bad book, but I wouldn't read it again.
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