Vic city express

by Yannis Tsirbas | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781771861489 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ΒιβλιοθήκηΕΜΠ of Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on 6/6/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by ΒιβλιοθήκηΕΜΠ from Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on Tuesday, June 6, 2023
It could be happening here…or there. Today the place is Greece, wracked by a crisis that has pushed people to the brink. Two strangers meet in a train headed for Athens. One spews out his disgust at the foreigners and the poverty that have invaded the neighborhood he calls home, Vic City. He even has a "final solution” in mind. The other, seized by fright—or is it resignation and apathy?— squirms as his haughty silence gives way to voyeurism and to political correctness. While the former, uninhibited, lashes out at the economic crisis in a violent racist rant, the latter, troubled, checks his email about the latest health treatments aimed at him and his family. Along the way, we get glimpses of the forces that have destroyed a society. Who will end up leading its angry, desperate and rudderless people? Vic City Express seizes the anxieties of our dystopian globalized world.

Journal Entry 2 by feltre at Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Next stop: Scotland

Journal Entry 3 by feltre at Arnotdale House OBCZ in Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Released 5 mos ago (6/18/2023 UTC) at Arnotdale House OBCZ in Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom


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Journal Entry 4 by wingover-the-moonwing at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Sunday, June 25, 2023
I won this in the bookswap game at the Falkirk Convention, wrapped in a floaty scarf, and am looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingover-the-moonwing at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Sunday, July 9, 2023
Vic City is a district in Athens, the streets around Victoria metro station.
A one-sided "dialogue" in a train heading for Athens: the crude diatribe of a man - is he Meleti, emasculated by the police for having the word "Police" tattooed on his penis (a terrible insult)? - we do not learn his name. Ranting and raving, he is disgusted by the invasion of immigrants and refugees in his neighbourhood, while the obviously bourgeois listener nods with embarrassment while scrolling through his phone.
This brings to the fore the political and economical situation in Greece which was greatly exacerbate by the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 leading to an influx of refugees from the Middle East.
A sobering read.

Journal Entry 6 by wingover-the-moonwing at Restaurant Le Sémaphore in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Monday, October 2, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (10/3/2023 UTC) at Restaurant Le Sémaphore in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland


City Express travelling again - one for our meetup

Journal Entry 7 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Caught in café Simplon in Lausanne Switzerland.

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