Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A few days ago, I finished England, England by Julian Barnes.

England, England is bit of a meandering book. The largest portion of the book is about a corporation that turns the Isle of Wight into an England theme park that is billed as being better than the real thing. Those sections are book-ended by more personal segments about one of the people involved in developing, and eventually taking over, the park. The middle sections about the park and why it will be better than visiting the actual historical sites, it amusing but I'm not sure what it all adds up to.

Amazon Link: England, England