The Ghost Map

I’m currently reading The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. It’s non-fiction (unusual for my casual reading) about cholera in 19th century London, in particular the intense outbreak in Soho in the 1850s.

I first heard about it when the author was a guest on the Boing Boing Boing podcast #006 back before Christmas. It took a while before it became available as an e-book, and the combination of price, buzz, and my lack of reading material reached an optimum.

19:33:22 . 2007/07/31 . Doug . 78 words . 1875 views . Reading .