has ratings and reviews. Paul said: This was tedious postmodern whatever who cares experimental crap of the worst gh I would l. is one of those books that ought to be gimmicky but isn’t. It’s descriptions of people on a London underground train, all described. [Geoff Ryman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A cult classic in the making. is the novel about everyone you’ve ever met and.

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Each character a passenger on a London Underground train has their own subjectivity, their own strange and complicated life situation. Charles de Lint gave the print edition a gefof review, declaring: It seemed like any black, Asian, or Indian character was far more likely to be a criminal, a drug addict, or a prostitute.

Jul 18, Thomas Hale rated it really liked it. The concept is STILL great, and despite no real narrative it claims itself to be the brief story of different lives it is incredibly engaging. And immigrants were marked heavily, as well: Which sounds like some kind of workshop exercise taken to mad extremes.

I hate to admit it but this is the second book I have ever gave up on. By the time it’s over, all stories have added up to a touchin This is one-page descriptions, each words long, of London Rymwn passengers riding between three stops. Words, highlighted here and there in each character sketch, link that character to several others. The I am gyman fan of trains and specifically the tube.

A possible cult classic in the making — only time will tell on that though. While this itself is very intriguing, in practise it does lose its appeal after the first few people. A London tube train, with all seats occupied, carries passengers. Ryman realiza un gran esfuerzo para que la novela no se haga pesada ni parezca geeoff. Preview — by Geoff Ryman. Ryman makes each character come alive, if only for seven veoff a half minutes. And the book is peppered with footnotes, little joke sketches and so on.


For the most part they are interesting, and an overarching narrative rmyan appears.

By the time it’s geofv, all stories have added up to a touching epitaph to humble, unknown lives. It combines three of my great loves: Not to mention, I can only remember one gay character, and he was depicted as non-consensually snogging his neighbour when he realized they were going to die.

This review was only about the book. Rymah hope my library is able to find a copy for me! This is absolutely awful. This is the first I have heard of this book, but I am totally intrigued by the premise.

I love to people watch, it completely fascinates me, and I often wonder who these people are geof where they are scurrying off to in such a hurry. July 28, at Reading on the Bakerloo Line. Or, A Low Comedy Was Whereas, in print form is about how different people are.

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July 28, at 3: Although each page of characters makes for a relatively quick read in theory, in practice for me anyway rhman, trying to remember how the characters from different carriages link together meant that I was constantly tracking back and forth through the pages trying to goff my memory. This was especially noticeable in the first third of the book, so that I kept cringing as I waited for the next one. He was born in Canada, and has lived most of his life in England.


You are commenting using your WordPress. This was the original format in which it was published, and it really isn’t the same without the hyperlinks. I think the cover is brilliant, its another part of the whole thing that made me want to read it. I then slightly obsessed about it to the point that TCO bought it me as a surprise. It is set in a London Underground train, which consists of seven carriages each with 36 seats.

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A alguien un borracho de mierda le vomita encima. Ryman’s ambitious AIDS-metaphor epic,approximates that experience, turning each of passengers on a capacity-filled London subway into the main characters of their own winding, internal stories, all fated to meet together in one horrible and broadly-telegraphed CRASH!

It also contains quite a few footnotes, at least one of which is a ryyman story unto itself so be sure to click on all the links! Another London book you might like to check out was Bleeding London by Geoff Nicholson in which a chap sets out geofc find people by walking through the A-Z. An awake present, actively contemporary and plugged in to contemporary tech, but as fully engaged with the timeless as any novel of Cervantes’ time or Swift’s, Flaubert’s or Woolf’s.