Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ten of the best scenes on London Underground

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best scenes on London Underground.

One title on the list:
Atonement, by Ian McEwan

Briony seems to be about to redeem herself when she parts from Cecilia and Robbie at Balham tube station. But it is Balham station "which in three months' time would achieve its terrible form of fame in the Blitz". German bombs break a water main, drowning those sheltering on the platforms – including one of the novel's characters.
Read about the other entries on the list.

also appears on Mullan's lists of ten of the best breakages in literature, ten of the best weddings in literature, and ten of the best identical twins in fiction. It is one of Stephanie Beacham's six best books.

Also see: Stephen Smith's top ten subterranean books.

--Marshal Zeringue