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Lord of the Ring Road

AdvantagesBreathtakingly virtuosic and knowledgeable writing

DisadvantagesCan become rather obscure at times

"Towards the end of London Orbital, Iain Sinclair concludes “The M25 goes nowhere; it’s self-referential, postmodern, ironic. Modestly corrupt, it won’t make sense until it’s been abandoned, grown over.” And there was I thinking it was just a road. That quote, though, hints at the layer upon layer of symbolism, history, politics and art that Iain Sinclair creates and discovers in this furious, fascinating, multifaceted book. What starts as a ..." Read review
21.12.2003

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AdvantagesEducational for walkers and anyone slightly creative

DisadvantagesLacks a gravitas to being a house-hold name

"...inspirations would've come from their London walks - but still I wanted to throw my agitated hand up in the air and shout - "Hello, I'm here: stop your private chat!" Not that he'll listen, Sinclair's selective hearing is well-known - open-mindedness depends to who he is in the company of? Or what their portfolio consists of? Or if they've been invited to Sinclair's walking club. London no doubt is a myriad of diversities; every piece of the cultural ..." Read review
20.08.2011

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