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Tunnel Visions: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher

Tunnel Visions Journeys of an Underground Philosopher Christopher Ross philosopher and traveller decided to cease his journeyings and go underground quite literally Seeking an antidote to incurable restlessness he chose to work for a year as a Statio

  • Title: Tunnel Visions: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher
  • Author: Christopher Ross
  • ISBN: 9781841155678
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • Christopher Ross, philosopher and traveller, decided to cease his journeyings and go underground, quite literally Seeking an antidote to incurable restlessness, he chose to work for a year as a Station Assistant at Oxford Circus Station After Training School, where he is taught how not to electrocute himself and always to look in the eye a member of the public as they arChristopher Ross, philosopher and traveller, decided to cease his journeyings and go underground, quite literally Seeking an antidote to incurable restlessness, he chose to work for a year as a Station Assistant at Oxford Circus Station After Training School, where he is taught how not to electrocute himself and always to look in the eye a member of the public as they are assaulting you, he faces up to his new duties with a mixture of curiosity and foreboding What, exactly, will he find deep under the surface of London Tunnel Visions is a mixture of lived experience in the surreal world of London s Underground and the elevated ideas, thoughts, and imaginings that experience provokes Oxford Circus Station, complete with its weeping wall, its streakers, and buskers, is a Plato s Cave of reflection and human comedy.

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    1. I think it helped that I'd read Mishima's Sword, his later book on Japan, first, otherwise I don't think I would've appreciated where he was coming from here. Basically, he's a globe-trotting intellectual who takes a job as a platform worker with the London Underground, though he's waaaaaaay overqualified. I found it interesting when he stuck to the job itself, but towards the end he veers away from that, and I had trouble keeping fully invested in the book.

    2. This was surprisingly enjoyable. The tale of a philosopher back in London and deciding he has to do a part time job to pay the bills and ending up as a Station Assistant for London Underground at Oxford Circus tube station.Told in paragraphs of varying lengths and very funny at times.

    3. One of the books that i keep returning to:Christopher Ross wrote this book while working part-time for the London Subway after a longer time of journeys. Actually the book is a reflection on life, inspired by his encounters and observations in the "tunnels". The subtitle is: "Journeys of an Underground Philosopher". Best place to read: while taking the subway. Here's a quote:"My adventures Underground were a different kind of study. A real life class. Do we run on rails or are we free? This, f [...]

    4. I've only recently finished this book and have already started quoting it and passing on some of its wisdom. It's another one of those that teaches you never to judge a person by first impressions. You have no idea who's behind that apparently remedial job, like working as an assistant in the London tube. You don't know how smart they are, what they've been through in life or where they're heading. Everyone is complex, and the journey through Christopher Ross's mind was a fascinating and enterta [...]

    5. It resembles a diary of a man in searching for himself and the meaning of his life. Love some of the ideas and events - like these for responsibility for self-actions; sense of purpose for living; happiness etc. Actually it is pretty realistic book and that's the thing I like the most.

    6. Fun and quirky enough but not blown away - not as profound or thought-provoking as I'd hoped and certainly not the modern classic the reviews suggested.

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