Originally Posted by Marrella
I very much enjoyed The Doomsday Book, though Jenny Sterling isn't as engaging a reader as Katherine Kellgren. I agree that Connie Willis is heavy on historical details and I am surprised I enjoyed it so much since I am not really a fan of historical fiction, either. I think it must be her characters I like.
I recommend you stay away from Blackout/All Clear then, because it also reads much more like historical fiction than science fiction.
Drat, I bought those two during a BOGO sale. I'm not a big fan of science fiction either, but I really didn't consider Doomsday to be very science fictiony.
I liked 11/22/63 and loved Unbroken (not fiction, but definitely historical) which are probably the two stories closest to this that I've tackled lately, so history isn't a no go for me entirely. I think the problem with Doomsday was the pace and the audiobook format exaggerates this, since it's much slower than reading. Maybe I'll try Blackout/All Clear on 2X speed.