253: The Print Remix

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Flamingo, 1998 - Fiction - 364 pages
49 Reviews
A Bakerline tube carriage has 36 seats. An ideally filled tube train with no-one standing would carry 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each has their own personal history, their own thoughts about themselves and their fellow passengers.

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An interesting premise and charming in parts. - Goodreads
A concept book with an intriguing premise. - Goodreads
Ryman's prose gets the job done, with minor explosions. - Goodreads
... reminds of creative writing class in college. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Manny - Goodreads

On 02:53 on the 25th of March, it so happened that there were exactly 253 people in the world reading Geoff Ryman's novel. For 253 seconds, each of them [Get on with it - Ed]. Oh yes. Here are some of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicola Brathwaite - Goodreads

Read this many years ago when living half a world away from the Underground. It was innovative at the time as an early internet based novel in the days when the internet itself was novel. Very ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

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.

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