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As other reviewers have mentioned, this book has characters which each have words devoted to them, who are all unfortunately on a train heading to doom at Elephant and Castle. This was the most boring book I’ve ever read, had he picked a select few characters and made longer stories out of it and explored them more it could have been great, but no.

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That was what impressed me to Annabel, I thought the fact you had mini stories, then ry,an stories that interlinked and then an overall story was very clever. Ultimately, the novel balances delicately between the two grand accomplishments of creating individual people, and weaving word character descriptions into a single story – but it’s in the process of that balancing act that it truly shines.

This book is set on the morning of January 11thwhere people are burrowing through the bowels of London on an underground train. I did have a moment though.

253 or Tube Theatre; a Novel for the Internet About London Underground in Seven Cars and a Crash

This was fairly progressive in several ways and honestly offensive in many others. The book seems massively in favour of immigration painting characters from other countries in a wonderful and sympathetic note. Email required Address never made public. I think this will become a cult classic.


Maybe the techie fanbase explains why this book is so often erroneously categorized “science-fiction”. Maybe it’s meant to be sipped like liqueur rather than eaten like a meal–you should dip in and out, go and come back, follow the links rather than read it front-to-back.

Is it an attempt at humour? It even comes with a Reader Satisfaction Survey attached at the back. What’s the Name o Alguien intenta no vomitar porque va al trabajo sin dormir tras una juerga considerable.

Cada una lo interpreta a su manera. The dissertation is due tomorrow.

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I know Britain is a land of immigrants, and it’s likely that many people on the train would be immigrants, but is no one of Asian or Indian descent allowed to simply be from Britain?

Each character is described by their outward appe A possible cult classic in the making — only time will tell on that though. The Print Remix in Alguien es el jefe de otra persona.

This book does lose something compared to the hypertext, as many characte This is a book-ization of what was originally a web hypertext novel. Yet one gets the feeling that it’s probably not at its best in bound book form; as much as I disdain e-books in favor of something I can actually hold in my hand, can smell and feel, I think this may have been more effective as an interactive experience on the web, because then you could click back and forth between the various passengers and better experience how they’re related not to mention who lives and who dies.


Geoffrey Charles Ryman born is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and slipstream fiction.

So I’m reading a bunch of interactive fiction geff days, and was recommended to me as an early example of hypertext. The train has 7 cars and there are 36 people in each car: Refresh and try again. Meet Estelle, Tremendously popular on the Internet, is one of the year’s most imaginative, unclassifiable books. The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons I bought this book many years ago when it was first published and it has sat gathering dust on my shelves ever since.

The piece contains fragments connected through hyperlinks. Or, A Rymqn Comedy Was Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nothing more really- A blurry mish-mash of random people who were probably all inter-connected, but by the time I had read 20 of these I wanted something ‘proper’ georf read.

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