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I was so excited to get this book the back flap suggests a Jasper Ffordian adventure starring H.G Wells However not so much This novel is in three parts, only lightly interwoven One of those threads is H.G Wells, another is Gilliam Murray and his Trip to the Year 2000 The author has written this as a pastiche of Victorian novels, filled with digressions, overly adjectived, and a tad rambling Part One is the story of Andrew, an upper middle class boy who falls in love with a beautiful I was so excited to get this book the back flap suggests a Jasper Ffordian adventure starring H.G Wells However not so much This novel is in three parts, only lightly interwoven One of those threads is H.G Wells, another is Gilliam Murray and his Trip to the Year 2000 The author has written this as a pastiche of Victorian novels, filled with digressions, overly adjectived, and a tad rambling Part One is the story of Andrew, an upper middle class boy who falls in love with a beautiful whore, Mary Kelly Their relationship progresses to the point where Andrew announces his love for her to his father and promptly gets disinherited Lost, he wanders back to her home hovel, only to arrive minutes after Jack the Ripper has visited his fifth victim Eight years later he s prepared to kill himself in that same room, until his cousin Charles, with the help of Mr Murray and Mr Wells, convinces him that by traveli [[ Free E-pub ]] ☟ The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana, #1) ☘ This Rollicking Page Turner With A Cast Of Real And Imagined Literary Characters And Cunning Intertwined Plots Stars A Skeptical HG Wells As A Time Traveling InvestigatorCharacters Real And Imaginary Come Vividly To Life In This Whimsical Triple Play Of Intertwined Plots, In Which A Skeptical H G Wells Is Called Upon To Investigate Purported Incidents Of Time Travel And To Save Lives And Literary Classics, Including Dracula And The Time Machine, From Being Wiped From ExistenceWhat Happens If We Change History The less said about this book the better Do you enjoy magic tricks even though it s all sleight of hand Can you simply enjoy the construction of a novel I loved every moment I spent with this new and talented author A little bit of The Pr I hated it I hated the cliched, overwrought, terrible writing, I hated the conceit of the omniscient narrator author who breaks in to speak directly the reader, I hated the characters None of the characters are sympathetic or even interesting The cast is divided into unlikable liars, and the pathetic, unrealistically stupid people who believe them The only exception is the character of HG Wells, whom the author uses to smugly whine about how hard it is to write fantasy sci fi It s insuffera I hated it I hated the cliched, overwrought, terrible writing, I hated the concei Rollicking Good Fun 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, strang Este libro es todo un homenaje a los precursores de la ciencia ficci n, y a H.G Wells en particular Mediante todo un collage de personajes reales y de ficci n, de novelas y de pel culas cl sicas pertenecientes al fant stico y la ciencia ficci n, F lix J Palma ha construido un nuevo producto que se vale por s mismo.Londres, 1896 La novela empieza con Andrew Harrington escogiendo una pistola con la que suicidarse El porqu no se puede contar, ya que se va desvelando en el transcurso de los c Este libro es todo un homenaje a los precursores de la ciencia ficci n, y a H.G Wells en particular Mediante todo un collage de personajes reales y de ficci n, de novelas y de pel culas cl sicas pertenecientes al fant stico y la ciencia ficci n, F lix J Palma ha construido un nuevo producto que se vale por s mismo.Londres, 1896 La novela empieza con Andrew Harrington escogiendo una pistola co London, Ende des 19 Jahrhunderts Der junge Andrew Harrington will sich das Leben nehmen Vor Jahren wurde seine Geliebte Marie Kelly Opfer des ber chtigten Jack the Ripper und er meint, nicht mehr damit leben zu k nnen Sein engster Freund hat jedoch eine Idee f r ihn Ein Unternehmer bietet Zeitreisen in das Jahr 2000 an, er hat selbst schon an einer solchen teilgenommen und wurde im verw steten London Zeuge des furiosen Kampfes des Helden Derek Shackleton gegen die herrschenden Maschinenmens London, Ende des 19 Jahrhunderts Der junge Andrew Harrington will sich das Leben nehmen Vor Jahren wurde seine Geliebte Marie Kelly Opfer des ber chtigten Jack the Ripper und er meint, nicht mehr damit leben zu k nnen Sein engster Freund hat jedoch eine Idee f r ihn Ein Unternehmer bietet Zeitreisen in das Jahr 2000 an, er hat selbst schon an einer solchen teilgenommen und wurde im verw steten London Zeuge des furiosen Kampfes des Helden Derek Shackleton gegen die herrschenden Maschinenmenschen Wenn eine Reise ins Jahr 2000 m glich ist, warum dann This book was a big disappointment to me The cover, the synopses, the reviews all had me ready to read a book about the mysteries of time travel Instead, set in late Victorian era London The Map of Time gives readers a bit of a love story, a bit of mystery, a bit of science fiction, even a bit of biography, but it fails to fully develop any of these aspects and left me feeling cheated on all fronts.Palma does a fine job of setting the Victorian stage Historical fiction lovers will gobble up This book was a big disappointment to me The cover, the synopses, the reviews all had me ready to read a book about the mysteries of time travel Instead, set in late Victorian era London The Map of Time gives readers a bit of a love story, a bit of mystery, a bit of science fiction, even a bit of biography, but it fails to fully develop any of these aspects and left me feeling cheated on 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 600pages left to savour That s exactly how I felt after the first two chapters of F lix 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 andYes, I know that when I began this 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 600pages left to savour That s exactly how I felt after the first two chapters of F lix 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 andYes, 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 sure The Map of Time is a wonderful novel in three parts In the first, H.G Wells assists in traveling to the past to prevent a murder In the second, H.G Wells bridges the gap between the future and the present In the third, H.G Wells must make a decision that will chart the course of the future The fist two stories contain romantic elements while the third is a bit of a mystery All of the stories overlap a bit bringing different characters together at different points in time The end result i The Map of Time is a wonderful novel in three parts In the first, H.G Wells assists in traveling to the past to prevent a murder In the second, H.G Wells bridges the gap between the future and the present In the third, H.G Wells must make a decision that will chart the course of the future The fist two stories contain romantic elements while the third is a bit of a mystery All of the stories overlap a bit bringing different ch