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Making History

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"Interesting premise, which declines from the midpoint on."
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As someone who enjoys Stephen Fry's Television and non-fiction writing I was excited to sample one of his fictional books. Unfortunately I feel he should stick to writing non-fiction. Making History has a somewhat interesting premise which rapidly degenerates into a rather pointless and at times incoherent story about love (as Fry views it). It feels like Fry got halfway through the book, decided something was missing and decided to throw a love story into the mix. Perhaps I am being too harsh or have missed the point, but to me the ending is not only predictable and rather cheesy, but also lacking in depth. Fry is a brilliant actor and an interesting author but this fictional novel is not one of his greatest works.

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Michael Young is convinced his brilliant history thesis will win him a doctorate, a pleasant academic post, a venerable academic publisher and his beloved girlfriend Jane. A historian should know better than to imagine that he can predict the future. Leo Zuckerman is an ageing physicist obsessed with the darkest period in human history, utterly driven by his fanatical hatred of one man. A lover's childish revenge and the breaking of a rotten clasp cause the two men to meet in a blizzard of swirling pages. Pages of history. When they come together nothing - past, present or future - will ever be the same again.

Author Biography

As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and the first volume of his autobiography, Moab is My Washpot, Fry has played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded show-business secret, this) Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie.

Author Biography:

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He has hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the audiobook recordings. He is the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Liar - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Mythos and Heroes, his retelling of the Greek myths, are both Sunday Times bestsellers.
Release date Australia
August 5th, 2004
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  • General (US: Trade)
Pages
592
Dimensions
130x200x35
ISBN-13
9780099457060
Product ID
1660174

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