Books We Tell Ourselves Google Maps In Order to Live
posted by March 24 at 12:16 PMon
This We Tell Stories website has been up for a few weeks now. It’s supposed to be Penguin Books’ new attempt to attract web traffic and get with the very late twentieth century.
I tried reading The 21 Steps last week and my interest quickly waned: basically, it’s a super-short story told on Google Maps. I don’t understand what the maps bring to the story, except for a sad little bid at ‘interactivity’ by clicking on the mouse every time you finish another sentence. I don’t believe that this is the future for anybody but a couple of marketers in Penguin’s British Online Promotions Bureau.