King Solomon's Carpet

King Solomon's Carpet

Book - 1991
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A 25-year old woman, who had never before travelled by tube, decides to take the Underground home. It is the last mistake she will ever make. Another brilliantly macabre book by Barbara Vine.

'Vine, quite audaciously, deliberately, makes the London Underground the central character of the book . . . The tension grows, patiently, hardly noticeably. Suddenly, there is an overwhelming sense of foreboding, of inevitable awfulness. But where from and why and how? Vine is the least predictable of writers, and when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original' - Marcel Berlins, The Times.

Publisher: Harmonsworth, Eng. ; New York ; Toronto : Penguin, c1991.
ISBN: 9780140156911
Characteristics: 355 pages


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Feb 09, 2018

Okay, I came back to this and added a star to make 5 stars. Why? Because I'd read this book sometime ago, but can't get it out of my head, partly because it was so weird/unusual. So, I think it's worth 5 stars just for that reason.

Mar 23, 2015

A good story about the London Underground and some buskers who play music down there. One character is writing a history of the tube trains which is inserted throughout the book and was quite interesting. There is also bombings and young children riding on the outside roofs of the trains. This is a real page turner.

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