Timeline by Michael Crichton...let me say: Michael Crichton has never disappointed me. Granted, this is only the second book of his I've read (the first being State of Fear) but still. I was not disappointed in the least. Excellent book.
So basically, this book is about time travel. Well, no, not time travel. That's impossible. It's actually travel to another universe that the same as ours. And now it's the past. It's kind of complicated. There's quantum mechanics and science involved. Anyway, the book is full of science and history and sword fighting and flaming heads in the street. Yeah, that happened. Actually, it was just something that happened in passing, but seriously - flaming head! The other thing the book is full of - suspense. Even the boring parts were good because you just knew they were leading to better parts.
Was this the best novel of all time? No, of course not. But it was incredibly enjoyable. On
a scale from Totally Awesome to Horrifically Awful, I'd give it a Pretty Excellent. If you like science and history and sword fighting - definitely check it out.