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June 13, 2006


Nice one Rod. I just read The Drowned World, actually (amazingly, had not got round to it before.) Reminded me of visiting Brisbane in April! These tropical cities are a particular genre on the popular deserted cities motif beloved in fiction and film: http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2002/11/cities_zombies_.html

There's also - in JGB's Hello America - a beautiful description of a deserted and tropical Las Vegas, the neon still flashing, and doubly so - it's mirrored in a lake where the desert used to be.

I remember Cairns feeling wetly desolate, impossibly humid. It drives the European humans away!

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