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To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis As you might have guessed from the name of this book, it was written as an homage to [b:Three Men in a Boat|4921|Three Men in a Boat|Jerome K. Jerome|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347518006s/4921.jpg|4476508] by [a:Jerome K. Jerome|3352|Jerome K. Jerome|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1335971515p2/3352.jpg] and thankfully, it is as funny.

But the thing that impressed me most was the amount of restraint shown by [a:Connie Willis|14032|Connie Willis|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1199238234p2/14032.jpg]. Here you are, writing a time travel story, and you have all the options open to you. Kill Hitler! Kill Anakin Skywalker! But nope! Willis does it her own way and she has a different and a more interesting story to tell. Although the book does not dwell more on the time travel aspect, whenever it does, Willis had made sure not to get carried away with it. So as a result, [b:To Say Nothing of the Dog|77773|To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)|Connie Willis|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327943222s/77773.jpg|696] does not come out as a time travel adventure that is trying too hard to make itself interesting and exciting enough.

The character development is amazing (a thing that is quite rare in time travelling stories) and even though this book could be basically classified as science fiction, I am sure fans of historical fiction and even romantic fiction would also love it.

And oh, there is even a cat that plays a quite important role, to say nothing of the dog.

4 Stars.