Slightly dry and disappointingly short book on Cambridge, written rather like a tourist guide. This book briefly covers Cambridge's origins, then the majority of the book is dedicated to the various colleges, with a brief mention of two churches at the end. There is nothing whatsoever about any other aspect of Cambridge, which is something of a shame. The omitted pictures are also rather necessary to understand some of the text.
Very poetic and artistic, which is unfortunately its biggest downfall. The daily lives of several Parisians are described in such a vague, prosaic way, making sweeping generalisations of every nature, that the whole blustering thrust of the story soon strikes the reader as utter claptrap. The Parisians lives are on the one hand, depicted as rushed, shallow, all hustle and bustle in their quest for gold. Then a Mairie's clerk is said to work from 9:45am - 4pm (and I assume the usual French 2hrs for lunch). To any modern Londoner, that isn't a hectic lifestyle! After about 15%, I gave up.
Quite a clever sci-fi story, but not one I enjoyed much as it was rather too crazy for my liking.
Very short and perfectly readable 1950s story which predicted fairly accurately 'futuristic' 1970s aviation technology. As a story though, there's not much to it.