Review of the novel Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe, taking place in London, UK
Book review from October 2001
Andy lives in London. In London they have trains under ground. Andy thinks that is interesting. Andy thinks it is very interesting.
Rachel lives in London. In London they have trains under ground. Rachel do not find it interesting. Rachel rather uses her fourteen year old Volkswagen Bettle than stepping onto the tube.
Well, Andy and Rachel met...on the underground....Rachel was wearing a bathing suite....which was a good reason as any to strike up a conversation. Now they are getting married. Tomorrow. Today Andy spent the day going with the London Underground. Everywhere. Literally. Its a long story, but he got into a bet yesterday evening, that he in 24 hours shall travel the whole London Underground. That's quite a bit to travel. As a matter of fact it is XX stations. But, that is what he is doing right now, risking his wedding and life together with Rachel.
This is the first novel from Keith Lowe, a novel that will make anyone that have been living in London keen to have a look at it, and see if the stations they used to use are mentioned in there. Tufnell Park, where I used to live, was unfortunately not mentioned in there, but Northern Line places a central role in the story, especially Morning Crescent, which instantly brings back memories of the crowded trains on the Charing Cross branch when I was going to work. The story is funny and very interesting, I even think I would find it highly amusing if it was about some other town that I know nothing about (like Paris or something). A funny idea, and a funny story that is worth reading, pick it up and get to know Andy and what can happen to people that are really, really interested in public transportation.
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