What shall we read next?

latest trainWe could celebrate the birth of the London Underground – 150 years on 9 January – by reading a book set on the Bakerloo line?  

253 by Geoff Ryman is a novel about 252 passengers and 1 driver during a journey from Embankment to Elephant and Castle. Their personal histories, thoughts about themselves and other passengers are described on one page for each character. Perfect to dip into when on the tube or the bus. 

Anyone have any other ideas?


Posted on January 2, 2013, in Books, Reading group admin and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thanks for this – I have come across several Tube books but not this one, and it looks really interesting, being on the human side of things rather than the purely historical aspects.

  2. What about a Sherlock Holmes novel by Arthur Conan Doyle or a Ruth Rendell (or Barbara Vine) as she is going to talk at Mayfair Library on Thursday 28 February?

  3. I’ve never read any Sherlock Holmes at all, but just yesterday bought a book of stories for a young friend’s birthday and thought I really must! So I would go for that.

  4. I like reading non fiction.

  5. Have you heard about ‘Walk the lines’ by Mark Mason? It looks quite interesting- the author walked every London Underground line above ground. I’m going to give it a go.

  6. I like reading non-fiction too. Walk the Lines sounds good.

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