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A thoroughly enjoyable little read set on a Jubilee line stuck in a tunnel I m sure many people have experienced similar situations Hilarious tube announcements informing customers of the situation, the typical characters of the tube including frustrated Northerners and Boris voters, and a well known but well hated political figure When it comes to it are we lefty because that s what we genuinely think or has it become an anti establishment fashion accessory What s better public or private A thoroughly enjoyable little read set on a Jubilee line stuck in a tunnel I m sure many people have experienced similar situations Hilarious tube announcements informing customers of the situation, the typical characters of the tube including frustrated Northerners and Boris voters, and a well known but well hated political figure When it comes to it are we lefty because that s what we genuinely think or has it become an anti establishment fashion accessory What s better public or private sector left or right With the Jubilee line as a microcosm of the age old debate this is a very funny and enjoyable read (((Epub))) ☃ A History of Capitalism According to the Jubilee Line ⇲ Sometimes you hear people say Oh I had a nightmare journey on the tube and you understand that their commute home on the London Underground was unpleasant than usual We don t take the word nightmare to mean that in the middle of a packed carriage they literally realised that they were wearing their pyjamas and then felt their teeth crumbling as their childhood maths teacher stood before them pointing and laughing, only it wasn t exactly the Tube because it was also the kitchen A Tube train is stuck underground because the economy above has collapsed How has this happened and how will the passengers get out Will they have to break the rules of Underground etiquette and actually speak to each other In John O Farrell s caustically funny short story, nothing is certainThe city is filled with stories In twelve books, twelve writers tell their tales of London life, each inspired by a different Underground line Some are personal, some are polemical every one is uniqueJohn O Farrell, author of The Man Who Forgot His Wife, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and Things Can Only Get Better, turns his comedic genius to the problem of capitalism, encapsulated in a Tube train full of passengers stuck underground part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as TfL celebratesyears of the Tube with Penguin Dry, dry, dry Trying too hard to be funnier, but drier than a fortnight old cake Has nothing we don t already know but then again it could ve beenfun if the book were done in a fun way The guest stars were not funny at all neither was the dry humor I suggest that Mr O Farrell think about what he really wants to do, do the research, and write a sensible essay about it It might even be funnier. Hilarious and brilliant, everyone should read this. Amusing political parable from the golden age before brexit. This is one of 12 books written in celebration of 150 years of London Underground one book for each tube line They re beautiful volumes, but I couldn t afford to buy all 12, so after some slightly painful deliberation I settled for this and the one dedicated to the Central Line.And O Farrell s Jubilee Line offering is a dream its title perhaps seems rather dry, but what lies inside is anything but However, I don t want to give away anythan the cover already does, as the realisation o This is one of 12 books written in celebration of 150 years of London Underground one book for each tube line They re beautiful volumes, but I couldn t afford to buy all 12, so after some slightly painful deliberation I settled for this and the one dedicated to the Central Line.And O Farrell s Jubilee Line offering is a dream its title perhaps seems rather dry, but what lies inside is anything but However, I don t want to give away anythan the cover already does, as the realisation of what the plot entails is the book s chief source of delight Suffice it to quote O Farrell s own description of his idea for the book Das Kapital meets the Poseidon Adventure somewhere in Zone 2.The second greatest source of delight lies in how the plot unfolds, and the third in the fact that the plot is so dependent, factually speaking, on the Jubilee Line itself That the book manages to be both informative and highly entertaining the holy grail of reading only adds to the pleasure.I probably shouldn t set expectations too high, so I ll offset my praise by saying that I found the sendup of the tube a little cliched, and the comedy a little too reliant on farce for my personal taste However, that s your lot I ll nitpick no further, as I enjoyed Jubilee Line so much Purchase a ticket and get on board I found out about this book through one of Leena Norms videos, and I m glad I did Set in a dream where our protagonist is stuck on the Jubilee Line in a train that has come to a halt due to the collapse of Western civilisation What a start.This dream serves as a platform get it on which discussions about the history capitalism in Britain, captured symbolically by the stops on the Jubilee Line It s a discussion that also brings in concepts of political economy, and democracy among others I found out about this book through one of Leena Norms videos, and I m glad I did Set in a dream where our protagonist is stuck on the Jubilee Line in a train that has come to a halt due to the collapse of Western civilisation What a start.This dream serves as a platform get it on which discussions about the history capitalism in Britain, captured symbolically by the stops on the Jubilee Line It s a discussion that also brings in concepts of political economy, and democracy among others Don t be daunted These concepts are covered in digestible chunks of conversation lasting at most 2 pages The book is only 108 pages after all My favourite parts were the train announcements and when he encounters Noam Chomsky and Roger Scruton at each others throats Is there an award for best mental image comedy Give it to O Farrell Very interesting little book, read it in one sitting Puts forward some interesting arguements about Capitalism, leftist and rightists, and the private vs the public sector Read it for Interesting facts about the Jubilee Line, a fist fight between Noam Chomsky and Roger Scruton, and Maggie Thatcher having an epiphany. At least this was short Pretty rubbish that a book written as part of a series celebrating the underground s 150th anniversary contains quite so many mistakes about the line it s writing about and the tube in general And the plot was as thin as Kate Moss. With its 150 plus years of history and its central place in the daily lives of millions of people, the London Underground exerts a strange fascination Sometimes, this fascination tips over into downright geekiness This is a book that both mocks and celebrates that geekiness, but takes it a stage further by turning a breakdown on the Jubilee Line into a comic metaphor for a crisis in capitalism presumably inspired by the financial crisis of 2007 9 Should the trapped passengers head left towa With its 150 plus years of history and its central place in the daily lives of millions of people, the London Underground exerts a strange fascination Sometimes, this fascination tips over into downright geekiness This is a book that both mocks and celebrates that geekiness, but takes it a stage further by turning a breakdown on the Jubilee Line into a comic metaphor for a crisis in capitalism presumably inspired by the financial crisis of 2007 9 Should the trapped passengers head left towards Westminster, putting their trust in the state, or right towards Canary Wharf, the ultimate symbol of Thatcherite free market enterprise It s an ingenious conceit, and O Farrell raisesthan a few laughs, but the book rarely rises above the level of an amusing newspaper column and the characters are littlethan pegs on which the writer hangs caricatured arguments Those expecting incisive political satire will be disappointed, but Tube geeks will probably find this a diverting read