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by Joel Rickett,Matthew Flaming

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Joel Rickett,Matthew Flaming
ISBN: 0670918776
ISBN13: 978-0670918775
Language: English
Publisher: Viking (December 3, 2009)
Pages: 322
Fb2 eBook: 1818 kb
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Last but not least, the book ends without much resolution, and feels as if Flaming threw it in as an attempt to create a sequel hook.

Last but not least, the book ends without much resolution, and feels as if Flaming threw it in as an attempt to create a sequel hook. Seeing as no sequel has been forthcoming, this feels like a futile effort to me. While it contains some fascinating concepts, "The Kingdom of Ohio" feels like wasted potential to me.

If you started to think: Where the hell is he getting this stuff, anyway? Certainly it’s true that my footnotes haven’t kept pace with these events.

If you started to think: Where the hell is he getting this stuff, anyway? Certainly it’s true that my footnotes haven’t kept pace with these events ut such a studious insistence: a certain heroism in the reasonable resolve to stop reading if the proper citations don’t appear. Unless, that is, you’ve decided all of this is fiction: the sugar filling between once upon a time and happily ever after, a harmless story whose only necessary evidence is itself

bought the rights to a debut novel by American writer, Matthew Flaming. a woman called Cheri-Anne Toledo, who tells stories of the Kingdom of Ohio.

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An elderly man living in present-day Los Angeles is forced to revisit the history he has spent years trying to deny-the tale of a young frontiersman who comes to New York City in 1901 and quickly finds a job digging the first subway tunnels

An elderly man living in present-day Los Angeles is forced to revisit the history he has spent years trying to deny-the tale of a young frontiersman who comes to New York City in 1901 and quickly finds a job digging the first subway tunnels. He meets a beautiful mathematical prodigy who speaks of the vanished Kingdom of Ohio. Against the electric, mazelike streets and tunnels of New York City at the beginning of the mechanical age, the couple will find themselves involved with Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, .

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The Kingdom of Ohio book. Like the actual last King of Ohio in the book, Louis Toledo, Flaming has grand ideas and tries to do a lot of things in his novel

The Kingdom of Ohio book. Like the actual last King of Ohio in the book, Louis Toledo, Flaming has grand ideas and tries to do a lot of things in his novel. I guess I'm feeling particularly generous today and have rounded up instead of down.

Автор: Flaming Matthew Название: The Kingdom of Ohio ISBN: 1400115000 ISBN-13(EAN) . But the arrival in town of a sexy newcomer turns up the heat and keeps the flames of passion burning all night long.

Описание: This incredibly original and intelligent love story is set against New York City at the dawn of the mechanical age, as an unlikely duo find themselves wrestling with the nature of history, technology, and the unfolding of time itself.

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About The Kingdom of Ohio. An elderly man living in present-day Los Angeles is forced to revisit the history he has spent years trying to deny-the tale of a young frontiersman who comes to New York City in 1901 and quickly finds a job digging the first subway tunnels.

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Cordaron
I was captivated on the first page. The author pulled me right into the story of early settlement in the Ohio territory. The foot notes and references seemed absolutely authentic. I have lived in the Toledo area for decades and his detailed descriptions of the early Ohio wilderness almost had be believing that I was reading a work of non-fiction rather than a novel.

This is the best alternate universe story that I have ever read. I have given it as a gift to friends and family and am eagerly looking forward additional works by this incredibly gifted writer.
MEGA FREEDY
I presume this is somewhat historical based (I may live in Ohio but I have no idea if any of this is true), or it may just be just a very elaborate alternate reality. It jumps back and forth a lot between narration with the characters and a 3rd party narrator relaying historical tidbits and justifying his perspective and translation of 'the facts'. So it was a little tough to read, a little boring, but the characters were pretty well developed with as much space as they were given and their predicament was interesting. A unique read.
Efmprof
Yes, the book deals with time travel, but it seemed to poke along slowly, and I didn't have a sense of closure at the end. It seemed to be more open-ended. The description of the time period is very realistic, but that doesn't save the storyline.
Coirad
The book would have been better as a short story, and finishing it did not give satisfaction. Only deserves one star as a result.
Love Me
I was very disappointed with this book, especially since it was on the NPR summer reading list. The cross between philosophy and science fiction was obvious, but i personally don't think they go together. It was poorly written too.
Sardleem
This is one of those books that I really wanted to like. Time travel opens up all kinds of unique possibilities, and the steampunk-ish appearance of this book's cover was an obvious draw. There was also the titular kingdom -- were we dealing with some sort of fantasy in which the US was divided into separate kingdoms instead of states, or simply one tiny kingdom that managed to hang onto its sovereignty even as the other states unified into a whole? Finally, being a native Idahoan, the fact that the protagonist hails from my home state (though not my hometown) made me curious. There were many components that intrigued me, and I was eager to see what kind of tale could be spun from them.

Alas, the book was a disappointment. Any enjoyable story to be had here is lost in a sea of unnecessary detail, the main characters are flat as cardboard, and an intriguing premise is thoroughly wasted.

In modern-day San Francisco, an antique-store owner uncovers a photograph that triggers his memory, and he sets down to write out the titular story, "The Kingdom of Ohio." Said story follows Peter Force, son of a miner who finds himself uprooted from Idaho and transplanted to New York City, where he joins the labor crews digging out the subway tunnels. After a few weeks on the job, he spots a woman in ragged clothes collapsing on the street and rushes to help her. The woman, Cheri-Ann Toledo, tells Peter a fantastic story -- not only is she a princess from the lost Kingdom of Ohio, but she's a time-traveler, having made a seven-year leap into the future to save her own life. Peter sets out to protect her, only to find himself drawn into a conspiracy by some of the most famous names of the day -- Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and J. P. Morgan -- and a plot to use the concept of time travel for sinister ends...

The story sounds completely compelling -- many time-travel stories are set either in the present or in the future, so to find one set in the turn of the century seemed like it would be a refreshing twist. And a conspiracy involving two of the most famous scientists and inventors of the turn of the century? A princess from a lost American kingdom? All fascinating stuff, with just a touch of steampunk-ery thrown in for flavor. If the novel had only done something with all this, it could have amounted to something.

Sadly, so much of this novel is just fluff -- very little story and lots and lots of words describing little of importance. The book reads like a history textbook at points (including footnotes!), and there are endless asides and flashbacks that, in the end, don't amount to much. As other reviewers have stated, the entire book could have been condensed into a novella without losing anything of importance, and even at a relatively middling 320 pages it feels bloated and larded with excess wordage.

The main characters don't help in this regard. Neither gets anything resembling a personality, and we never grow attached to them or their struggles. The author does get their voices down, Cheri's formal manner of speaking in marked contrast to Peter's plainer speech, and there are some attempts to give each of them a tragic backstory, but when neither character has much more personality than a "Twilight" character, that doesn't do much.

Oddly enough, the historical characters of this novel -- Tesla, Edison, and Morgan -- get much more characterization, and in the end I found that the story of their plotting to build a time-traveling machine of their own was much more interesting than Peter and/or Cheri's stories. (The titular Kingdom of Ohio ends up adding absolutely nothing to the plot.) If the book had focused on the machinations, rivalries, and subterfuge of the historical-domain characters, it could have been a much more interesting read. Instead we get a tepid love story with time travel as little more than background furniture.

Last but not least, the book ends without much resolution, and feels as if Flaming threw it in as an attempt to create a sequel hook. Seeing as no sequel has been forthcoming, this feels like a futile effort to me.

While it contains some fascinating concepts, "The Kingdom of Ohio" feels like wasted potential to me. It could have been a thrilling and unique time-travel story, spiced up with the addition of real-life historical figures and a bit of historical fantasy, but in the end it feels like nothing of substance.
Thetalas
This was....just the worst. The cover is beautiful and and the blurb on the back tricks you into thinking that this will be a legitimately good steampunk story, but it's just not (I don't actually know that I would even qualify it as steampunk). About page 250, I realized that I was bearing down on the end of the book and it was not going to get better. If you insist on suffering through this slog, here's a fun drinking game:

1) A big gulp the instant you figure out who the narrator is
2) Two sips every time the author uses the term "clapboard" (happens more than you think!)
3) A sip every time Cheri-Anne falls, trembles, or is otherwise damselled, despite the author's attempts to portray her as a smart, capable woman
4) A whole glass for the moment it hits you that the Kingdom of Ohio is literally a piece of land sold to French royalty that managed to avoid integrating with the United States until the late 1800's. And that's it. No mystery. No magic. Absolutely nothing. Drink up, buddy
5) Wait, were we supposed to be sad when Tobias died? Were we supposed to be invested in his story at all? He had literally no character development
6) Two glasses when you realize that despite all the buildup, Tesla and Edison aren't going to fight in any way, shape, or form
7) A glass when you realize that the author thinks he's creating a legitimately good love story. Seriously, let that sink in. Peter likes Cheri-Anne because she's a needy girl and he's seen one too many flashes of her ankle. Cheri-Anne likes Peter because he's helping her for some inexplicable reason. TRUE. LOVE.
8) Three sips very time you think to yourself that Paolo is the only character you actually kind of care about a little bit
9) A sip when you're seriously disappointed by Peter's Idaho backstory. Another when you understand that they're never actually going to resolve anything about his father's death in a satisfactory way
10) By this point, you should be blisteringly drunk or at least skimming through the final pages. Congrats, you read a terrible novel!
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