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This review is from: A Northern Line Minute: The Northern Line (Penguin Underground Lines) (Paperback)
While this book would take longer than a minute to read, it is rather brief – running to less than 100 pages.
The book is about anxiety (it says this on the cover) set within the confines of both the Tube network and modern cities. The claustrophobia of the tube and the anxiety of modern living combine to make for a tense and interesting read.
I think that the “minute” of the title refers to those fleeting periods of anxiety (both justified and imagined) that can echo through days, weeks, months or even years.
The Kings Cross fire and the Bishopsgate bombing appear to be the backdrop to this story, real causes of anxiety, blended with the fear of the unknown.
These are dark themes, but the book has a realistic feel that makes it very readable.
I can only assume the reader of the one star review has read a different book!