I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

To Say Nothing of the Dog

Cover of To Say Nothing of the Dog.

This book as good as advertised โ€“ even better than that, because part of it is targeted at people who had their heart broken by Gaudy Night, which I just had two weeks ago. I’m very happy I didn’t accidentally read this one before Gaudy Night, that would’ve ruined the reading experience.

Other than that, To Say Nothing of the Dog also very much shines on its own merits. The dry humour, the direct and indirect quotes, the impeccable research and convoluted-in-a-good-way plot only work because the characters are well built and as usual for Connie Willis everything is real in a quietly frustrating way.


This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but an elopement.