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253 - Geoff Ryman
253
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Tremendously popular on the Internet, 253 is one of the year's most imaginative, unclassifiable books. What it is: A London tube train, with all seats occupied, carries 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each one has a secret history, thoughts about themselves and the world. And each one's... show more
Tremendously popular on the Internet, 253 is one of the year's most imaginative, unclassifiable books. What it is: A London tube train, with all seats occupied, carries 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each one has a secret history, thoughts about themselves and the world. And each one's story takes one page (comprised of exactly 253 words) in this novel.Meet Estelle, who has fallen madly in love with Saddam Hussein; James, who anesthetizes sick gorillas for a living; and Who? a character who doesn't know where, or what, on earth he is.Perhaps you'll see a bit of yourself in some or all of them.This seven-and-a-half minute ride between Embankment and Elephant & Castle is highly original. And enjoyable. And unpredictable.And full of marvels.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312182953 (0312182953)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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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 their stories. 4. KEITH PERZKeith, a graceless, limp-haired student, lives in Seattle, WA. He is wr...
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3.0 253: A Novel
This is a book based on an intriguingscheme: each page describes the outward appearance of, some insideinformation about, and the thinking of one of the 253 people who areriding inside a London tube train, using exactly 253 words. Eachperson's page reminded me of a short short story and many had O.H...
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