Apr 06, 12
Read from March 28 to April 06, 2012
received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
I really enjoyed this book. It is classified as travel, but it really is a great cultural anthropology book as well. The individual stories are really interesting, insightful, and some are even really funny. The book is set up in different sections and allows groupings for a theme, which helps one get a general sense of trends in London. The set up was really nice, because reading on breaks and lunches can sometime chop up a story in certain types of books, but this one fit my reading in short bursts.
I also enjoyed how this book allowed me to get a general sense of London, while never having been there. From reading the stories you just get this sense of energy of the people. This is definitely a great collection of modern London stories that tie in perfectly with their promotion of the city for the Olympics.