Time Line

 Michael Crichton


Quick View: Highly recommend and greatly surpasses the movie in all aspects.


Publisher’s summary: 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. . . .


Shawn’s View: “Timeline” by Michael Crichton is a well written tale of time travel and its consequences.

The story entwines a modern day archeological dig, a futuristic American technology company, and a medieval battle between England and France.

Enjoyable to the end, I highly recommend this book, which in my opinion greatly exceeds the movie in all aspects.

Shawn’s Score: A. Shawn’s Rating: PG-15

NOTE: This review was originally published in the After Hours section of the author’s personal website, shawnmichael.com.