Hidden City (READ)


  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Hidden City
  • Karl Whitney
  • en
  • 20 March 2019
  • 9781844883127

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Hidden City review ä 3 In and around the city or skulking around the Georgian estate that once belonged to Charles Haughey Karl Whitney shows us a Dublin – or a collection of Dublins – that we've never seen befor. A uirky exploration of the city particularly the underbelly Whitney has a witty touch with a sometimes comical paranoia thrown in Tracing his own idiosyncratic paths he delineates mental maps of the sewer system the hidden rivers and the peregrinations of James Joyce and his family Perhaps the addition of actual maps might have been a good idea His walk around the imagined perimeter of Tallaght was enjoyable but I know the area and at times such as his crazy bus game I was a bit disorientated Also despite his wit and the uniueness of his ideas there was a jaundiced view of Dublin which became a bit wearisome towards the end You can only spend so long looking down a certain amount of light can help illuminate the shade There s a strange disengagement from the life of the city the cafes bars parks and passersby Dublin is not nearly so post apocalyptic as painted here Still it s a uniue entertaining and informative read It added to my knowledge and made me want to add some Let God Guide You Daily rivers and the peregrinations of James Joyce and his family Perhaps the addition of actual maps might have been a good idea His walk around the imagined perimeter of Tallaght was enjoyable but I know the area and at times such as his crazy bus game I was a bit disorientated Also despite his wit and the uniueness of his ideas there was a jaundiced view of Dublin which became a bit wearisome towards the end You can only spend so long looking down a certain amount of light can help illuminate the shade There s a strange disengagement from the life of the city the cafes bars parks and passersby Dublin is not nearly so post apocalyptic as painted here Still it s a uniue entertaining and informative The Art of the Hustle read It added to my knowledge and made me want to add some

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Hidden City review ä 3 Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized In Hidden City Karl Whitney who has been described as 'Dublin's best psychogeographer since James Joyce' explores the places the city's deni. An original take on Dublin that will fill in a lot of gaps for people who feel they know the city well but have stopped exploring it A lot of the time we are just trekking around in the company of the writer who sets himself mini uests and is unflappably earnest I enjoyed his company so that was fine Sometimes the uests are a little absurd and his style is understated but the pieces all come together very well Excellent reportage on the failings of the building industry in particular with a haunting description of the fallout from Priory Hall Very well researched and an original and effective way of delivering social commentary

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Hidden City review ä 3 Zens easily overlook Whitney haunts Dublin's edgelands underground rivers and sewers ghost estates and dark corners Whether he is visiting each of the twenty addresses at which James Joyce lived. Something of a curate s egg A book that I don t feel delivers on its impression of being the hidden Dublin It is excellent and excoriating when writing about the corruption of Fianna Fail or the victims of the housing boom However it is also full of chapters about playing a game with a bus ticket or going down the sewers that just seemed needlessly whimsical


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  1. says: Hidden City (READ) Karl Whitney Ô 3 download

    Hidden City (READ) As a nation thoroughly obsessed with our own history it’s not surprising how many books have been written about our capital city In a market so over saturated with countless volumes seeking to explain and re explain ourselves it is something of a relief to read Hidden City It is a book of great charm and sly simplicity which explores the oft ignored landscapes of Dublin and her surrounding environs Guiding us through

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    Karl Whitney Ô 3 download review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Karl Whitney Hidden City (READ) A bit all over the place couldn't decide if it wanted to be a rant about cowboy property developers and the resultant urban blight or a uirky travel guide touring power plants airports bus routes etc Did a mediocre job of both Disappointed but did learn a few interesting things which saved it from a one star

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Karl Whitney Karl Whitney Ô 3 download review Hidden City An original take on Dublin that will fill in a lot of gaps for people who feel they know the city well but have stopped exploring it A lot of the time we are just trekking around in the company of the writer who sets himself mini uests and is unflappably earnest I enjoyed his company so that was fine Sometimes the uests are a little absurd and his style is understated but the pieces all come together very well Excellent reportage on the fa

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    review Hidden City review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Karl Whitney Karl Whitney Ô 3 download Something of a curate's egg A book that I don't feel delivers on its impression of being the hidden Dublin It is

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Karl Whitney Karl Whitney Ô 3 download Hidden City (READ) I just couldn't decide do I like this or not so I give it 3 stras At some point I totally lost interest and then some parts I hardly could put it away There were some really interesting points of view for this city I really like I did recommend it for my local friend but I would not recommend it for someone who isn't familiar with t

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    Hidden City (READ) review Hidden City More a collection of stories articles on the behind the scenes of Dublin Some knowledge of the city and it's ge

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    Karl Whitney Ô 3 download review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Karl Whitney Hidden City (READ) Nice easy read I gained from it because I've been to Dublin a few times lately I expect that it will be a little less valuable for a

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    Hidden City (READ) review Hidden City I spent part of the time reading this in Dublin itself and I love the city My one big suggestion is that the author add a map to the beginning of each chapter to outline his route For those of us not bred in the city It was very difficult to g

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    review Hidden City Hidden City (READ) Karl Whitney Ô 3 download A uirky exploration of the city particularly the underbelly Whitney has a witty touch with a sometimes comical paranoia thrown in Tracing his own idiosyncratic paths he delineates mental maps of the sewer system the hidde

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    Hidden City (READ) Cool read for anyone curious about cities and their hidden secrets Definitely lots of ideas for cute weekend walks for close to no cost

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