Friday, 23 April 2010

Geoff Ryman – 253 ( 1998)



An avant guarde story describing the 7 ½ minutes Tube journey of 253 characters. Each carriage section has an incident that ripples through the characters thoughts and behaviour revealing connections ended and built on by the crash.  Mock adverts and author red-herring comments are between sections reflecting the interactive version.

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Amazon_5_star: Exemplar - Its a keeper for reading again. Rush out and buy copies for friends.


Learning the art of politics

Boarding Girls


‘Val is nothing but a bully so I say let’s avoid her.’

Kate was prone to taking the moral high ground but the other girls put cake first.

Random Word: Realpolitik


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Woman climing outHer destination was a brown eyed handsome man, a man with class, a man who’d knew how to treat a lady right. Or that what’s mama wanted. Mama always wanted the best, her best and you leaned into the wind. It got you through the day. But at night, it weren’t eyes you looked for.

Random Word: Power