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A Tale of Time City (1987)

por Diana Wynne Jones

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In 1939 an eleven-year-old London girl is kidnapped to Time City, a place existing outside the stream of time and manipulating the history of humanity, where she finds the inhabitants facing their worst hour of crisis.
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A Tale of Time City was a good story, but not one of Diana Wynne Jones' best. I have been remembering little snippets of books lately and could not place the books. They seemed very like Diana Wynne Jones' style, which led me to read some of her books again. A Tale of Time City turned out to not be one I was remembering, even though I know I read it several years ago. The storyline was different and interesting, and there were moments I could not put the book down. However, overall it was just an okay book. I am sure I will read it again several years from now, as I do reread my favorite authors from time to time, but I don't see it as a book that will ever stand out in my mind. ( )
  ellebeegrace83 | Jun 20, 2021 |
I've been a huge DWJ fan since childhood and at my ripe age of [REDACTED] I still find her works to be funny and accessible. Her characters and the themes of her books are pretty wildly nuanced for kid lit. A Tale of Time City is not her best (which isn't saying much, all her books are great) but it made me laugh out loud multiple times. A fun little time travel romp with hints of existentialism. ( )
  MiraMacNeill | Mar 31, 2021 |
Not her strongest stuff by far, but still a pretty fun outing from Diana Wynne Jones fans. ( )
  mr_thrym | Aug 1, 2020 |
This isn't my favorite of the author's works, but it is a very charming, fun book. I love the time travel twists, and the humorous moments. The ending feels a bit anti-climatic, and the characters are cute but not particularly memorable. However, I do find it a very fun read, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a time travel romp, especially if you are looking for one appropriate for children. ( )
  queenofthebobs | Mar 14, 2020 |
DWJ Book Toast, #18

Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite fantasy authors, growing up and now, and I was saddened by the news of her death. I can't say I'm overcome with emotion - as personal as some of her work is to me, its not like I knew her after all - but I wish I could put into words how I feel about her no longer being out there, writing new adventures and laughing at all of us serious fans thinking so hard about her words when we should simply get on with the business of enjoying them.

And that's...what I'm going to do. She's left behind a huge body of work, a large amount of which I haven't read yet, so I'm going to reread all my old favorites (and hopefully some new).

Pay no attention to my measly two stars, because, as I have been coming to realize more and more, though every child exposed to Diana Wynne Jones remains a devoted fan for their entire lives, her books are simply not for adults. They tap into this chaotic wellspring that most of us can't access once we've grown up. In reading and rereading so many of her books this past year I've found that while some are still powerful on an "adult" level, 'A Tale of Time City' is one that leaves me feeling that I've arrived at a birthday party to find the party over, and my piece of saran-wrapped leftover cake has gone slightly stale.

Most of the time I willingly overlook "flaws" in the plotting or the writing or the pell-mell conclusions, because other aspects of Jones' work really get to me, but I just couldn't link myself to much in this story despite the emphasis on the importance of history. Vivian was a fish out of water and evoked sympathy, but I couldn't root for Jonathan or Sam, even if they were on Vivian's team. One was the kind of bossy pretend know-it-all I despise, and the other was reduced to knowing how to fix things and eat butter pies. There were some great moments -- one of the boys compliments Vivian, who had been on a train being evacuated from London due to the Blitz, for her realistic gas mask, her indignant response: "It's not realistic, it's real!" The two boys, and most of the residents of Time City possess that bafflingly common belief that people in the past weren't people, not really. Every time I encounter it, I despair a little, it's probably akin to when mathematicians hear kids going off about hating math or how math doesn't make any sense. Something else truly remarkable came late in the book when Vivian witnesses a quiet moment of grief when
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The moment isn't even really described, Vivian only thinks to herself that some things just can't be fixed.

So, while this outing wasn't as successful for me as some of her others, I won't discourage anyone from picking 'A Tale of Time City' up, I'd only suggest they either be young or better at keeping their grownup objections to a minimum. ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
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Guin, Ursula K. LeIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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