✓ An Unreliable Guide to London Ê Download by æ Kit Caless

✓ An Unreliable Guide to London Ê Download by æ Kit Caless An Unreliable Guide to London is an anthology of twenty three short stories set in the lesser known parts of our capital city It is an exploration of the impact of nostalgia, resentments and a desire for recognition It entreats the reader to observe what is and was, to reflect on all that is happening around them, wherever they may be.
Cities exist in a state of flux, continuous change which many resist Even long term residents are transients, memory subject to interpretation A city is an aggregation of human intentions and endeavour, at the whim of decisions causing repurcussions which are rarely appreciated at the time.
These stories tell of places that existed for a moment, told not by historians but by those who experienced them So much happens that goes unseen, although ambience may be remembered and reminisced over It is this which, when lost, may be craved.
An Unreliable Guide to London Brings Together Stories About The Lesser Known Parts Of A World Renowned City Stories That Stretch The Reader S Definition Of The Truth, Questioning Reality And Fiction Simultaneously Stories Of Wind Nymphs In North Clapham Tube Station, The Horse Sized Swan At Brentford Ait, Sleeping Clinics In NW And The Celebrations For St Margaret S Day Of The Dead Taking Its Cue From Travel Guides, London Histories And books Like Tired Of London, Tired Of Life, An Unreliable Guide to London Shakes Up The Canon Of London Writing With A Tongue Firmly Rooted In Its Cheek An Unreliable Guide to London Is The Perfect Summer read For City Dwellers Up And Down The Country With A List Of Contributors Reflecting The Multi Layered, Complex Social Structures Of The City, It Is The Essential Guide To London, Showing You Everything You Never Knew Existed Like almost any short story compilation, there are hits and misses, but in general there is enough variety for everyone to find at least a few stories to love.
A brilliant, brilliant collection Stories about London, divided into north, east, south, and west and it means those parts no central London Oxford Street Tower nonsense, but the parts actual people actually live , some fantastical, some realistic, all bizarre and grimy as the city itself I ve never read anything quite so much in the spirit of the place, even when the stories are as gloriously implausible as the one about the man hunting a huge purple cryptid swan at Brentford Ait, let alone the painful tale of a Muslim frightened to report a suspicious package near Wormwood Scrubs I don t even know how this works if you don t live here Is the long extended riff on Staples Corner and how we can know it An Unreliable Guide to London is an anthology of twenty three short stories set in the lesser known parts of our capital city It is an exploration of the impact of nostalgia, resentments and a desire for recognition It entreats the reader to observe what is and was, to reflect on all that is happening around them, wherever they may be.
Cities exist in a state of flux, continuous change which many resist Even long term residents are transients, memory subject to interpretation A city is an aggregation of human intentions and endeavour, at the whim of decisions causing repurcussions which are rarely appreciated at the time.
These stories tell of places that existed for a moment, told not by historians but by those who experienced them So much happens that goes unseen, although ambience may be remembered and reminisced over It is this which, when lost, may be craved.
Impressive scope, and actually, a fairly reliable guide to London life At its best when it s incensed and funny, like London.
Particularly enjoyed pieces by Saro Wiwi, Ewen, Oyedeji.
Impressive scope, and actually, a fairly reliable guide to London life At its best when it s incensed and funny, like London.
Particularly enjoyed pieces by Saro Wiwi, Ewen, Oyedeji.
Great idea for an anthology and a broad range of writers included Most stories are good and a couple are really exceptional.
Bad Advice, Limited Scope, No Practical Use runs the line above the title, a tongue in cheek description of this rather wonderful collection of short stories about the nation s capital These kind of anthologies can sometimes be a bit hit and miss, but on the whole, An Unreliable Guide hits far times than it misses The vast majority of these authors are new to me, but they all write with a distinctive voice and their tales cover everything from place, people, psycho geography, love, life and, in the strangest story of all, time travelling monks and a serial killer This book was a Kickstarter project and with short stories seemingly out of fashion amongst the big publishing houses, this is probably the way forward for such anthologies The quality of writing is very high indeed, the stories by turns strange, heartwarming and t Fantastic anthology of stories, and a must read for anyone in and around London Particularly enjoyed stories by Nikesh Shukla, Kit Caless, Gary Budden and M John Harrison, but so many gems in here.
At the start of this year I made a commitment to myself that I was going to do with supporting Independent Publishers and Authors alike It s great working for STORGY and getting sent free books for review but I wanted to do , so have been making sure I personally purchase a book from an Indie Author or Publisher each month and review it on STORGY some of the books I ve reviewed since this commitment have been, Chain Linked, Don t Try this at Home, Fortune Box, Not Everyone Is Special, Business as Usual and Sweet Home.
This month it was the turn of the fabulous Influx Press As a Londoner this book jumped out at me Plus it also features some stories from the places that I lived they seemed to skirt away from where I grew up Catford, Lewisham, Croydon and the God awful place of my birth the Downham Estate in South East London I call it that South East London, many call it Kent but we g With 23 short stories from 23 different authors, this was always going to be a hit and miss collection There s some exceptional writing here though.
The collection is divided up into four parts West, North, South, East with each story offering a different view of a part of the city of London Some of them perhaps work better if you know the area that s being written aboutThe highlights for me were In Pursuit of the Swan at Brentford Ait by Eley Williams, a glorious tale of a man s pursuit of a mythical swan Thy Kingdom Come by Koye Oyedeji, about the fluidity of stories and their acquisition by others Warm and Toasty by yvette Edwards, a beautifully heartwarming tale, amidst much of the bleakness that abounds within the rest of the anthology There is Something Very Wrong with Leyton Mills Retail Park by Gareth E Rees, which pokes large retail areas, and the d Very weird book Fiction, short stories.
Like almost any short story compilation, there are hits and misses, but in general there is enough variety for everyone to find at least a few stories to love.

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