To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
I don’t hate Connie Willis. Really.
Though you might have a hard time believing that considering the drubbing I gave her latest pair of books, Lights Out and All Clear. But let’s harken back to a simpler time, when I read and thoroughly enjoyed one of her earlier time travel novels, To Say Nothing of the Dog.
To Say Nothing of the Dog is a comedic and highly original standout. Written in a style to parody Victorian-era novels, it’s about two time travelers who go back to the Victorian era to locate an object nebulously known as the bishop’s bird stump. Along the way there’s love, laughs, and an increasingly complex web of temporal displacement—to say nothing of the dog…