Trains and Lovers
In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: 'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all... show more
In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: 'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all about. It is a simple device: people brought together entertain one another with tales of what happened to them on trains. It takes place on a journey I frequently make myself and know well, the journey between Edinburgh and London. It is best read on a train, preferably that one.'
Publish date: 2012-11-01
Publisher: Polygon Press
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
Trains and Lovers by Alexander SmithThis 4 hour, depending on how many stops the train makes, is on its way from Edinburgh, Scotland to London, England.There are 4 men and one woman and they get to talking. All kinds of subjects but also about love. Some tell of their grand love story when they meet...
Trains and Lovers by Alexander SmithVarious stories from people who share the train and their life experiences. Loved the travel each had described and loved the jobs of a few of them: fisherman who lost his oar and the one who had picked up the steam train in a art setting where trains had not even...
I usually enjoy his books, but this one was lukewarm at best. First, I could barely tell the narrators apart. They all sounded like McCall Smith telling us about what he thinks of the world and relationships and technology; no distinct personalities. Second, I doubted the premise that 4 people in a ...
Trains and Lovers is another excellent book by Alexander McCall Smith. This is the second of his books I've read and plan on reading many more. Smith is one of the best for weaving plot and dialogue. His characters who make me think; people who appear like those I could meet in the real world.
A lovely summer read about being in love. Romantic, intelligent, and just disturbing enough to maintain the interest of those bored by anything too plainly or predictably sentimental. It commences with a train ride from Edinburgh to London, and it isthe story of four people, all strangers to one ano...
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