Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project

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In Ghost Milk Iain Sinclair exposes the dark underbelly of the Olympics 2012

Burrowing under the perimeter fence of the grandest of Grand Projects - the giant myth that is 2012's London Olympics - Ghost Milk explores a landscape under sentence of death and soon to be scorched by riots. This is a road map to a possible future as well as Iain Sinclair's most powerful statement yet on the throwaway impermanence of the present.

'Wonderful, sharp, amusing, grippingly atmospheric. One of our most dazzling prose stylists' Daily Telegraph

'A scorching diatribe' Independent

'Sinclair views London through a distortingly surreal lens; a striking visual poetry and tart black comedy are extracted from even the most hopeless of London locations. For those unfamiliar with Sinclair's work, Ghost Milk is a good place to start' Spectator

'Inventive, dazzling, arresting. Sinclair lays bare the human consequences and mourns the disruption of communities, the erasure of history and of a sense of place and continuity. This is Sinclair at his best. He is the archetypal whistleblower, a pricker of vainglorious and self-promoting hyperbole. A superb chronicle of an improbable dream that has descended to a nightmare. It is essential reading for all Londoners curious about their city' Dan Cruickshank, New Statesman

'Be warned: Ghost Milk reads like some whimsical meld of the poet Allen Ginsberg, comic books writer Alan Moore and an anarchists' message board. Highly alienating' Evening Standard

'A wounding assault' DJ Taylor, Independent on Sunday

'Sinclair's literary excavations of London's memory go deeper than anyone's' Time Out

'Brilliant' Robert Macfarlane, Guardian

Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk. He is also the editor of London: City of Disappearances.

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Wonderful, sharp, amusing, grippingly atmospheric. One of our most dazzling prose stylists ( Daily Telegraph)

Dazzling . . . Sinclair's explorations by foot are highly engaging and anything but pedestrian ( Sunday Telegraph)

Brilliant, superb. Anger drives the book forwards. Sinclair has gone from cult author to national treasure (Robert Macfarlane Guardian)

Ghost Milk reads like a meld of poet Allen Ginsberg, comic books writer Alan Moore and an anarchists' message board . . . There is no doubt that Sinclair is original, observant, a wonderful phrase maker ( Evening Standard)

A striking visual poetry and tart black comedy are extracted form even the most hopeless of London locations ( Spectator)

A scorching 400-page diatribe against this and other "grand projects" . . . [Sinclair is] a crazily knowledgeable local historian with a shaman's grasp of strange energies, unseen ley lines, urban esoterica ( Independent Magazine)

About the Author:

Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones and Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire. He is also the editor of London: City of Disappearances.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Ghost Milk Iain Sinclair exposes the dark underbelly of the Olympics 2012. Burrowing under the perimeter fence of the grandest of Grand Projects - the giant myth that is 2012 s London Olympics - Ghost Milk explores a landscape under sentence of death and soon to be scorched by riots. This is a road map to a possible future as well as Iain Sinclair s most powerful statement yet on the throwaway impermanence of the present. Wonderful, sharp, amusing, grippingly atmospheric. One of our most dazzling prose stylists . (Daily Telegraph). A scorching diatribe . (Independent). Sinclair views London through a distortingly surreal lens; a striking visual poetry and tart black comedy are extracted from even the most hopeless of London locations. For those unfamiliar with Sinclair s work, Ghost Milk is a good place to start . (Spectator). Inventive, dazzling, arresting. Sinclair lays bare the human consequences and mourns the disruption of communities, the erasure of history and of a sense of place and continuity. This is Sinclair at his best. He is the archetypal whistleblower, a pricker of vainglorious and self-promoting hyperbole. A superb chronicle of an improbable dream that has descended to a nightmare. It is essential reading for all Londoners curious about their city . (Dan Cruickshank, New Statesman). Be warned: Ghost Milk reads like some whimsical meld of the poet Allen Ginsberg, comic books writer Alan Moore and an anarchists message board. Highly alienating . (Evening Standard). A wounding assault . (DJ Taylor, Independent on Sunday). Sinclair s literary excavations of London s memory go deeper than anyone s . (Time Out). Brilliant . (Robert Macfarlane, Guardian). Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor s Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky s Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk. He is also the editor of London: City of Disappearances. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141039640

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Ghost Milk Iain Sinclair exposes the dark underbelly of the Olympics 2012 Burrowing under the perimeter fence of the grandest of Grand Projects - the giant myth that is 2012 s London Olympics - Ghost Milk explores a landscape under sentence of death and soon to be scorched by riots. This is a road map to a possible future as well as Iain Sinclair s most powerful statement yet on the throwaway impermanence of the present. Wonderful, sharp, amusing, grippingly atmospheric. One of our most dazzling prose stylists Daily Telegraph A scorching diatribe Independent Sinclair views London through a distortingly surreal lens; a striking visual poetry and tart black comedy are extracted from even the most hopeless of London locations. For those unfamiliar with Sinclair s work, Ghost Milk is a good place to start Spectator Inventive, dazzling, arresting. Sinclair lays bare the human consequences and mourns the disruption of communities, the erasure of history and of a sense of place and continuity. This is Sinclair at his best. He is the archetypal whistleblower, a pricker of vainglorious and self-promoting hyperbole. A superb chronicle of an improbable dream that has descended to a nightmare. It is essential reading for all Londoners curious about their city Dan Cruickshank, New Statesman Be warned: Ghost Milk reads like some whimsical meld of the poet Allen Ginsberg, comic books writer Alan Moore and an anarchists message board. Highly alienating Evening Standard A wounding assault DJ Taylor, Independent on Sunday Sinclair s literary excavations of London s memory go deeper than anyone s Time Out Brilliant Robert Macfarlane, Guardian Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor s Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky s Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk. He is also the editor of London: City of Disappearances. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141039640

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