Friday Finds are hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. What books were you introduced to this week?
The description, via Amazon:
In 2050, civilization has become sterile, controlled, peaceful, and very, very boring. In an effort to capitalize on the ennui of the rich and famous, Buckland Corporation has created the ultimate vacation destination: Pastworld, a city modeled after 19th-century London where visitors also known as “gawkers” can immerse themselves in a Victorian world complete with grueling poverty, near-primitive medicine, lawlessness, and a casual disregard for human life. When 17-year-old Caleb Brown enters Pastworld with his father, one of the theme park’s creators, he is unwittingly embroiled in a Scotland Yard investigation of a series of Jack the Ripper-style murders. Befriended by a young pickpocket and a beautiful girl with amnesia, he fights for his life and future in the dark underbelly of Pastworld.
The central idea reminds me a bit of Connie Willis’s fantastic time travel book, Doomsday Book–one of the only sci-fi novels I’ve ever read that made me WEEP. Literally weep. If it’s anything at all like that, it sounds like I’d love it.
What’s YOUR Friday Find? 🙂