Making History

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Random House, Aug 24, 2010 - Fiction - 592 pages
192 Reviews

A novel of ideas - comical, historical, frightening and unputdownable.

Michael Young is a brilliant young history student whose life is changed when he meets Leo Zuckerman, an ageing physicist with a theory that can change worlds. Together they realise that they have the power to alter history and eradicate a great evil. But tinkering with timelines is more dangerous than they can imagine and nothing - past, present or future - will ever be the same again.

Making History is funny, moving, romantic and told with Stephen Fry's characteristic skill and brilliance.

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A great premise, with fairly good execution. - Goodreads
I just can't get behind this writing style. - Goodreads
The plot is delivered in a fresh and original way. - Goodreads
I cannot think why Fry has left novel writing behind. - Goodreads
I love the premise, and I love the characters. - Goodreads
Fry is so smart & funny, and a very good writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - David Clarkson - Goodreads

Making History is Stephen Fry's third novel and a major departure (on the surface, at least) from what we usually associate with him. The story introduces us to Michael Young, a post graduate history ... Read full review

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User Review  - Riccardo - Goodreads

An interesting and stimulating plot that will answer one of the most interesting questions we could ask ourselves: "what would have happened if..?" But in a very unorthodox way. All this crowned by Fry's supreme writing skills. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead in 1957 and, following a troubled adolescence, went on to study English Literature at Queen's College, Cambridge. As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and two volumes of his autobiography, Fry 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. More recently, he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. And his legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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