Fantasy and Science Fiction Geoff Ryman 253

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253

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A cult classic in the making. 253 is the novel about everyone you've ever met and wished you hadn't or wished you could again.252 passengers and one driver on the London Underground. They all have their own personal histories, their own thoughts about themselves and their travelling neighbours. And they all have one page devoted to them.Some characters are tragic, some are inspiring, some are mad/proud/foolish/infuriating (delete where appropriate) and some are just like the person near you right now. You'll meet Estelle who's fallen madly in love with Saddam Hussein; James, who anaesthetises sick gorillas for a living; and Who?, a character that doesn't know where, or what, on earth he is. It's a seven-and-a-half minute journey between Embankment and the Elephant & Castle. It's the journey of 253 lifetimes...This is the full text of the celebrated interactive novel that startled the Web when it first went on line. Only it can't crash, the downloading time is quicker and you can read it on the Tube, the train, the bus,, the plane, by foot - even by car, so long as you're not driving.

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About the Author:

Geoff Ryman is a Canadian who has lived in London for 20 years. His most recent novel, Was, received ecstatic critical acclaim. A film is in production.

From Kirkus Reviews:

An inventive parody of information retrieval, by the ever-amazing author of, among others, Was (1992), a revisionist modern version of The Wizard of Oz. Experimentalist Ryman here out-hops Julio Cortzar's 1966 novel Hopscotch (whose dozens of chapters could be read in any order). This time, he offers 253 character sketches of passengers aboard a tube train going from London's Embankment station and passing under the Thames to Elephant & Castlea trip that takes seven-and-a-half-minutes. Apparently first created and published on the Internet, the present ``print remix'' mocks and mimics both computers and writers handbooks, featuring several amusingly parodic ads (BECOME A WRITER IN YOUR SPARE TIME!) and PERSONALS (``Swings both ways . . . male or female makes no difference to this post office counter worker . . .). The book opens with a description of itselfTHIS IS AN EZI-ACCESS NOVELand it is indeed reader-friendly, offering no tediously interminable descriptions, no complicated assembly instructions, and no batteries, though the self-description is followed by blurbs for Rymans earlier works, then by explanations (Why the Title?), as well as by helpful and informative footnotes and the culminating ad At last! The book that thinks for itself! How often have you been embarrassed when serious fiction is discussed at the office?In short, the book is about itself and its own creation, ending with a Reader Satisfaction Survey and an offer to include your own versions of Ryman's mode of character-sketching in his sequel (send to Ryman's website, no payment tendered). Theres no plot to speak of, only a sense of utterly serious description balanced with witty bromides that build to a vaguely exciting climax not to be revealed here, although you may read any of the 253 sketches (each 253 words long) in any order you please. Thank Thornton Wilder's The Bridge at San Luis Rey and Joyce's Ulysses for this kind of playful survey novel. Ryman is no Joyce, but he has his own eye and soul to offer. Surplus originality! MAY LAST THIRTY YEARS! TRY IT! -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. A cult classic in the making. 253 is the novel about everyone you ve ever met and wished you hadn t or wished you could again.252 passengers and one driver on the London Underground. They all have their own personal histories, their own thoughts about themselves and their travelling neighbours. And they all have one page devoted to them.Some characters are tragic, some are inspiring, some are mad/proud/foolish/infuriating (delete where appropriate) and some are just like the person near you right now. You ll meet Estelle who s fallen madly in love with Saddam Hussein; James, who anaesthetises sick gorillas for a living; and Who?, a character that doesn t know where, or what, on earth he is. It s a seven-and-a-half minute journey between Embankment and the Elephant Castle. It s the journey of 253 lifetimes.This is the full text of the celebrated interactive novel that startled the Web when it first went on line. Only it can t crash, the downloading time is quicker and you can read it on the Tube, the train, the bus, the plane, by foot - even by car, so long as you re not driving. Nº de ref. de la librería AAW9780006550785

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