In the 22nd century, twelve percent of the world's population chooses history. Safe inside the guarded borders of living museums, museum dwellers resist attempts by Metro leaders to seize their lands and force them back to the cities. When Alexander Kane, (son of a powerful Metro Senator) leaves the protection of the City to enter the Federal Museum Academy, he becomes the target of a growing political struggle. Crossing borders into the 12, 18th, and 20th centuries, The Last Relicuin follows three generations of a family torn between the past and the future. (Goodreads)
Thanks to Mr. Montgomery for a copy of this in exchange for my honest review!
This book has one of the most unique worlds that I have stumbled across in quite a while. I found it totally engaging and honestly have found myself thinking about it quite a bit even while not reading. The thought of being able to live in a "museum" like someone out of a different time completely appeals to me. Now, I kind of doubt I'd do it, but as an anthropologist the whole "going native" thing is brought to a whole new level with this concept. It would be incredibly interesting to attempt to live like they did in the past. Granted, I kind of like showers and central heat/air so I don't know how long I'd fare (I did a dig for 3 months in a tent with no running water...not so eager to repeat that), but it's interesting to think about. Anyhow, the book itself did have some issues with copy-editing, which in general doesn't bother me too much but did get confusing here and there, and also had some pacing issues where I felt things got really bogged down from time to time. However, it was still an interesting read.
How about you? Would you like to try and live in the past? What era would you pick?