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As many cultural references and metaphors into your prose doesn t make you appear sophisticated or witty it makes you come across as a pretentious sniveling cunt I m not really sure what to make of this book For a flaneur s memoir there s little about walking and for a book inspired by a railway line there s not much about trains either Sinclair uses the London Overground line as departure point for reminiscences and "musings about a variety of subjects but mostly themed around his own artistic and literary past and friends I did enjoy " about a variety of subjects but mostly themed around his own artistic and literary past and friends I did enjoy into London history and gossip but for me reading London Overground felt like being a spouse at The Annual Company Dinner I annual company dinner I names of people and places but mostly felt excluded from the conversation If you re familiar with Sinclair s previous writing and work or that of his accompanying friend Andrew Kotting you might well get a lot out of this book than I did As it is I have noted a few potential books for my TBR list but am ultimately disappointed than inspired to follow in Sinclair s footstepsSee of my book reviews on my blog Literary Flits Ian Sinclair is than inspired to follow in Sinclair s footstepsSee of my book reviews on my blog Literary Flits Ian Sinclair is acuired taste His prose is often overblown metaphor is heaped upon metaphor and imagery runs riot He s also apt to veer off on lengthy digressions on some of his pet obsessions usually obscure writers painters philosophers or other nefarious flaneurs that he has known and loved Fortunately I have acuired the taste and am happy to follow him on his ramblings mainly because I know most Shortly after rush hour and accompanied by a rambling companion Sinclair begins walking along London's Overground network or 'Ginger Line' With characteristic playfulness detours into folk history withering assessme. London Overground

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F the areas of London he visits and I have also read or seen the works of most of the people he writes aboutSinclair is what is fashionably if a tad pretentiously called a psychogeographer In this book he follows the trail of the recently oined up and rebranded Ginger Line the circular overground London railway On his travels he discusses the likes of Angela Carter JGBallard Leon Kossof Sigmund overground London railway On his travels he discusses the likes of Angela Carter JGBallard Leon Kossof Sigmund etc What I also like about him is that I share most of his views on London is that I share most of his views on London and present a fascination for walking and making discoveries from the past Like him I see railways and roads less as the city s arteries and as mystic ley lines that draw together and trace bits of the history of London I also share his anger and sadness about much of what has and is happening to London in the 21st century I can best sum this up with the example of a visit I made two week s ago to the Bryant and May factory in East London This is where the famous matchgirls strike took place in the 1880s one of the seminal events in
"The Struggle For Workers And "
struggle for workers and s rights The factory is of course now a gated community of luxury flats This means that the wall display describing the history of the factory and the strike is inaccessible to the general public I went with a group and we phoned in advance to gain entry but when we arrived the man at the entrance was very reluctant to let us in and it was only after several lengthy phone calls that we gained access A perfect metaphor for much of what is happening to London. Nts of the political classes and a oyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball Sinclair guides us on a tour of London's trendiest new transport network and shows the shifting changing city from new and surprising angl. This book is total rubbish Largely pretentious "Twaddle A Journey Around One Of The " A ourney around one of the interesting lines really ust a rebranded collection of bits n bobs of railway with a pompous narrator There are some good passages such as the potted biography of Angela Carter but mostly this consists of trying to make largely mundane parts of London sound great What he marshals and how he presents his tales though are intense and yet dull Then there his eulogising of his walking companion who isn t so interesting as to warrant such extensive examination Although the twist at the end might partially explain thisThe beginning of the book is particularly dense with a pomposity and over use of adjectives which is uite off putting I suspect most readers get no further Plus there is the classic pitfall for those who profess profound knowledge the obvious mistake which shows they are not as intellectual as they profess The example I noted was his ignorance of why a memorial to rail workers listed WWI as 1914 19 He smart arsedly uips about the war lasting a year longer for rail workers rather than doing the research and realising that some memorials list the armistice as the end 1918 and others the peace treaty 1919 For someone who is grandstanding about the depth of his knowledge on all things along the route this grandstanding about the depth of his knowledge on all things along the route this a rookie error There are probably which I m not well versed in myself All in all this travelogue tries too hard to be superior and excepting a few passages falls on its face Iain Sinclair cramming. Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day's hike around the London Overground routeEchoing his ourney in London Orbital over a decade ago Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. ,
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