In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap tower blocks. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative, among its saints, kings, prostitutes and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening.
Through the labyrinthine streets and minutes of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty, of Africa, hymns and our threadbare millennium.
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It’s an incredibly complex, intertwined railway track maze of a story but totally worth your time. Simon Vance does a great job mostly apart from a very questionable Irish accent later on in the book where there’s a section that’s in the style of Samuel Beckett (I think).
The characters that appear are wonderfully fleshed out and you’ll love them mostly.
A real wonder of literature that will stand the test of time.....if you believe in time ......
Reads way too quick. The book is incredible but the narrator is in a total hurry.