Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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wilkinsjordan said on Apr 19, 2011, 01:12
Interessante analisi sociologica della Londra dell'800, anche la lezione di biologia serve per inquadrare ottimamente il contesto. Penso però che la vicenda sia tirata un pò troppo per le lunghe, e poteva essere descritta altrettanto efficacemente in molte meno pagine. D'altronde, se non si allungava il brodo, come si faceva a farne un libro?
Leyla4 said on Dec 07, 2009, 19:24
SWReader said on Nov 13, 2009, 21:00
Ghost Map would have been a decent "whodunnit" if left to a tightly written story around the context (which he does a decent job of), facts (symptoms), investigation, confrontation (Snow vs Whitehead vs Government), and resolution. However, Johnson felt the need to pad the book with a conclusion starring an inane monologue on city planning - or something, it was grim reading and when he felt the need to define "URL", I was ready to call it a day.
The Washington Post called Ghost Map "a true page turner". For all I know, that reviewer may just have wanted to get to the end. I found the subject to be of interest, but the execution to be lacking. Ghost Map contained snippets of good reading surrounded by seas of doldrums.
I abandoned Ghost Map 30 pages before the end (yes, the conclusion and epilogues were really that bad), and I still felt I'd read 30 pages too many. Had this been tightened up a lot by good editors, I would recommend Ghost Map. It wasn't, so I can't.
Andyberschauer said on Jul 14, 2009, 09:13
Momo Morelli said on Apr 13, 2008, 08:08