London Bone and Other Stories

by Michael Moorcock | Humor | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1473213290 Global Overview for this book
Registered by blutraveler of Austin, Texas USA on 9/3/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by blutraveler from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, September 03, 2017
An impressionistic history of England’s capital city, by British novelist/biographer Ackroyd (The Plato Papers, 2000, etc.), who knows his subject well and writes about it with considerable passion.

This is not a history in any usual sense of the term, still less a travelogue or walking guide, although it has elements of all of these genres. What the author attempts to provide instead is a roughly chronological portrait of the character or soul of a great metropolis, drawn in large part from contemporary accounts of widely divergent veracity and literary skill. Folk tales, ballads, royal chronicles, Restoration comedies, journalism, court records, ecclesiastical histories, novels, biographies, and gossip columns (going back to Addison and Steele) all come into play, and the resulting mosaic is graced by a richness and depth of color that go a long way towards making up for the unwieldy size and loose organization.

Journal Entry 2 by blutraveler at Town Lake Trail Mopac Bridge South Side in Austin, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (1/9/2019 UTC) at Town Lake Trail Mopac Bridge South Side in Austin, Texas USA


on the green benches just east of the Mopac Bridge on the south side parking lot...

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