Tag: <span>Hong Kong</span>

Ghostwritten by David Mitchell.

A quick search confirms some basic facts about this book, including the oft repeated fact that it is an astonishing debut. Written in the style of a series of short stories that share a common thread the writing style never seems forced and flows from tense set pieces to languid descriptive prose without missing a beat, and somehow manages to keep both the stories and the reader involved.

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There are a few smart cards here in the UK, but none have really grabbed the limelight. This story about Hong Kong Embracing the Octopus Card is fascinating, but somehow I don’t think it will catch on here in the UK. You can almost hear the whiney voiced objections from differing transport companies “But our system is already in place” “But it will costs us xxx more than them to implement”.

Pah.

(snagged from rebecca’s pocket)

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