Harry Turtledove – “Opening Atlantis”

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I know the world has been patiently waiting, sitting on the edge of their seats, for news of the latest book I’ve read. This one is “Opening Atlantis” by Harry Turtledove. A colleague of mine at the college introduced me to Turtledove, who writes alternative historical fiction. (I guess that’s the best term for it…) I have to admit, I struggled with this book. That’s partly why it’s been so long between book posts. This book was divided into three parts. The first was about the French and English finding Atlantis, which was actually just part of North America that had broken off. It was NOT the fabled continent, and that was a little disappointing, as that’s what I was expecting. Part one was okay, but then it jumped ahead 200 years (and another 100 for part three) and was basically war, war, and then more war. Definitely wasn’t my cup of tea. If you’re into this sort of thing, then by all means, check it out. Apparently this is the first book in a series, but I can’t say I’m dashing to the library to get book two.

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