Steven Johnson Talks About The Ghost Map

By Rob Last edited 135 months ago
Steven Johnson Talks About The Ghost Map

We haven't made our mind up about so called 'book trailers' yet. We think it's potentially a great idea but so far a lot of examples we've seen have been terribly executed.

Note to marketers: books are not pop songs and should not be promoted as such.

Anyway - check out the trailer for Steven Johnson's new book The Ghost Map.

It's a pretty straightforward interview with Steve talking in a clear and interesting way about London and the cholera plague. Which means we get to hear him say:

All the fluids in your body are evacuated in a very short space of time.

We're going to buy the book on the basis of that quote alone.

Last Updated 29 September 2006