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Posted on: March 21, 2011

Name : Timeline

Author: Michael Crichton

Genre : Techno-thriller and science fiction

Pages : 421

Language: English

Publication Year: November 1999

Is Review Spoiler: No

Awards :

Movie based on this book : Timeline (released in 2003)

Rating: 4/5 —————————————————————————————————————————

Time travel is one of the most loved topic by the science fiction and fantasy writers. The word Time Travel always fascinates every one, Imagine what it would be if you can travel through time. You can go back in time and meet your self as a child. you can go to the future and see how we will progress in the coming centuries.

Michael Crichton knows how to put forward the very complex ideas of time travel and quantum physics so that the normal reader can understand it. Michael Crichton always takes very specific and current events in the scientific world and blends them with our day-to-day life, in this case, very specific historical events, which are clearly researched and thoroughly presented. You can find plenty of references about the material he put forward in his novel at the end of his book as always.

Michael Crichton has contributed much to techno-thriller genre, people even call him father of techno-thriller genre. His novel like Jurassic Park, The Lost World brought him the world-wide fame. People always talk about the advantages of the technology, it may be genetics or quantum physics. They never talk about what will happen if these technology go wrong. In Jurassic Park he has shown what Genetics will do if we don’t use it wisely and same thing he has done in Timeline, this time the area is quantum physic.

Timeline is basically a blend of Ultra Modern Technology and Medieval warfare. The Combination of Medieval warfare and technology works great. I think the action sequences in this book are much more detailed like he is writing a actual film script not novel, detailing out every bit of the action.  The only problem with the book is the character development. The few characters which are detailed too much never appear again in the book and the character who are critical to the plot never developed.

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 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.

Overall a interesting read which will teach you what Quantum Physic is and How one can achieve time travel at least in theory. I will recommend this book for techno-thriller and sci-fi fans.


11 Responses to "Timeline"

hehe will make it a point to miss dis one. i dont even kno wat quantum physics is!!!!! 😮

but if you read this book, then you will definitely know what Quantum Physics is.. 🙂

I was wanting to read a michael crichton novel myself.. nice one to start with.. your presentation on the review without any spoilers is really good.. being a newbie, i guess i too need to add basic tags like yours.. it was really very useful for a quick go..

I am sure you will love his books once you start reading them..
Glad you liked the review 🙂

yes, tags will help people to go through review very quickly if they don’t have much time read whole review.. that’s why I put those tags including rating 🙂

wow! sounds nice… time travel has always fascinated me and this one seems to a nice one… want to read it… nice review!

Glad you liked the review Karthick 🙂

Hey, its been a while. I really like the way this review is organized. The book is not my general reading list, but I’ll definitely try to read it if I can.

Glad you liked the review 🙂

I am one of the biggest Michael Crichton fan and love almost all his books…Timeline is great too, though not one of his best. But its one of those thrillers which are difficult to put down once you start…its absolutely gripping!

yep, totally agree.. not one of his best.. but loved it..
read almost all book of him 🙂

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