No 54

11 11 2006

Title:
54
Author:
Wu Ming
ISBN:
0099472333
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

54 by Wu Ming

A wonderful array of interlinked narratives, highly evocactive of a quite distant age (ok 1954). The cold war provides a backdrop to mafia operations in Naples, post-partisan melancholia in Bologna, and a bizarre set of engagements in Yugoslavia, including an attempt by the British Secret Service to persuade Cary Grant of his duty to work with Tito.

It lakes the depth and poiitical reach of Q, the last offering by the collective formerly known as Luther Blisset, but is still powerful and entertaining read.

Highly recommended.

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21 02 2010
Manituana « Prole Art Threat

[…] inevitable (of course). Not quite up to the team’s previous outstanding efforts, Q and 54, but still good and well worth a […]

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