The Plot to Save Socrates

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146 Ratings

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sherry on 18-05-07

Not perfect, but enjoyable

I did really enjoy this book. It does jump around a lot, and I found myself confused from time to time. I could forgive that though; you just have to suspend disbelief and roll with it. I would also recommend reading Plato's Crito first if you can; I had read it for an Ethics class so the context gave the book extra interest for me. It's fairly short and can be found on the internet. I would recommend this book if you enjoy time travel science fiction, with an intelligent female lead character, and interesting and orginal historical connections.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By hwhhwh1 on 30-01-07

Time travel twister

I respectfully disagree with the other reviewers. I was thoroughly caught up in the time travel twists and turns. The characters WERE interesting and I did care what happened to them. It's also a chance to pick up a little Greek history along the way. All-in-all this is one of the most intriguing time travel novels I've read and kept me guessing till the end.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Colleen Fitzgerald on 08-06-06

Don't waste a credit.

This story jumps around so much that it is difficult to follow. The characters are so one dimensional that you really don't care what happens to them, which is good because you are not going to know. Way too many loose ends. Don't bother.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Andre on 06-10-11

Fun and Historic

This is a very good read, and very good look at history also. Not to mention fun at times. With some twists.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 19-08-09

mediocre writing ruins it

Time travel as a plot device can be tired, but this idea has a bit of originality to it--tied with the history of Greek philosophy. But mediocre writing (not awful but not good) made me bored enough that I haven't even finished it.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Lilian on 19-02-09

Historical SF, loved it!

If you're not good at keeping up with movies that twist and turn, this book is not for you. A great fun read that keeps you moving through time and history and makes you constantly connect the dots, even as they circle back on themselves. Loved it!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful