Monday, June 16, 2014

mapsolutely fabulous

Inspired by this quiz in the Guardian last week - which you should go and do first; I got a distinctly average 7/10, and that was aided by a couple of lucky guesses - I've harvested a few pictures of maps from some (fiction) books on my bookshelves. These are in no particular order, and I'm not promising that I've captured every book I own that contains a map, but as it happens this quick skim yielded a nice round ten pictures, so here they are. Have a look (click for embiggenment) and see if you recognise any. If it helps at all, four of these are from books which have featured in this blog - I have omitted the obvious one, Riddley Walker, since I've reproduced the map here before, and that would be too easy. Answers in comment #1, unless someone beats me to it.











1 comment:

electrichalibut said...


1 is from Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter H√łeg.
2 is from A Small Death In Lisbon by Robert Wilson.
3 is from
The Name Of The Rose
by Umberto Eco.
4 is from Life A User's Manual by
Georges Perec
5 is from Dead Lagoon by
Michael Dibdin
6 is from
Faceless Killers
by Henning Mankell.
7 is from Shardik by Richard Adams.
8 is from Maia by the same author.
9 is from Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.
10 is from Helliconia Winter by Brian Aldiss. An identical map appears in Helliconia Summer.