Wednesday, 11 June 2008


I'm just gearing up to start reading Karin Duve's Taxi - sorry, can't find any English info yet - and am really looking forward to it. It's a novel about a woman taxi driver. You can hear a little reading from the book on the Eichborn website (click on the "play" triangle below the photo - shame about the awful fake Berlinerisch).

But for the time being, take a look at this gorgeous website - Apparently, Berlin is the sixth best city in the world for taxis - whatever that means. I'm certainly a big Berlin taxi fan, and now you can see Berlin's taxi drivers reading from their favourite books. I rather like the Martin Suter story, especially the guy's slight Berlin accent as he reads it - with visible enjoyment.

The whole site is a little gem, actually, building up a library of people reading from books they love. They post new films once a week, sometimes on a particular literary theme and sometimes featuring a particular group of people. I can feel a plan germinating here...

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