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CHARACTERS Ò Mother London ½ Three hospital outpatients all find that they hear voices the voices of London's past As they explore the city of their present day they also explore its recent past and its forgotten people Through the lives of those on the fringe of society we learn what it is like and what it has always been like to live in the great sprawThree hospital outpatients all find that they hear voices the voices of London's past As they explore the city of their p. This is a very long and extremely literate novel; it's hard to believe it was written by the same man who wrote the three slam bang Kane on Mars for example books that the same writer produced this very carefully and thoughtfully crafted book It's a non linear and borderline ambiguous biography of the city of London from the time of the Blitz up to the present It's much William Burroughs than Edgar Rice Burroughs; it reminded me of Delany's Dhalgren than anything else though there's little speculative fiction content other than telepathy which seems to exist to let the three main characters listen in on the thoughts of the casual London citizens on the streets than for any other purpose It's worth reading for the story which unfolds slowly and subtly and for the very precise and elegant prose and for the finely detailed characters the city itself being the main focus but don't approach it casually make sure you have a chunk of free and uiet time to leap in

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Resent day they also explore its recent past and its forgotten people Through the lives of those on the fringe of society. An epic love letter to London seen through the Blitz and post Blitz experiences of a series of eccentric characters Mother London is a massive novel written with an enrapturing prose that echoes both magic realism García Máruez Salman Rushdie and psychogeography Alan Moore Iain Sinclair Although it takes several chapters to finds its rhythm by the last hundred pages it becomes an unstoppable behemoth that is hard to put down full of life and hope despite the dark forces that threaten London's very essence As we move back and forwards throughout the decades between the harshest hours of the Blitz to the onslaught of Thatcherism in the 1980s we follow three complex and charming characters united by their various insanities and capacity to hear the voices of other Londoners through the streets pubs parks bookshops of an ever changing city Of course although they are memorable characters the city itself and its modern and ancient mythologies are the main protagonists of this novel and rightfully so

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Mother LondonWe learn what it is like and what it has always been like to live in the great sprawling polyphonic multicoloured capita. Utterly tedious parade of instantly forgettable characters that listlessly drifts back and forth over London history 1940 90 without alighting on a single interesting thought observation or sentence There may well be an inner matrix of connections between the lines of narrative linked around the telepathic figure of Joseph Kiss but I just couldn't care less Relentlessly trite riffing on how the new money of the 80s was bad and the counterculture were fakes who sold out uickly and the Blitz wasn't like you were told yes this was all stale even when this thing was published There is a core of sentimentality that is not so far away from those JBPriestley doorstoppers of the 1930s but I've wasted enough of my life on this already