Nick Harkaway and Neil Gaiman help literary trip These Pages Fall Like Ash in Bristol

By Culture24 Reporter | 18 April 2013

The books of Nick Harkaway and Neil Gaiman usually hold their escapist allure for readers in the comfort of their own homes.

A photo of a book
© Courtesy These Pages Fall Like Ash
But a new experiment in Bristol, contributed to by both authors, is telling a story absorbed by treading the city streets.

Starting from the central Watershed, readers will be given a hand-crafted wooden book and access to fictional content via their mobile phone.

“I want us all to see our city through new eyes – to learn things about the places we walk we were never aware of,” says Tom Abba, the creator of the project, called These Pages Fall Like Ash.

“This is an exciting new reading experience that will invite people to not only explore all of these elements and more, but to become part of the narrative itself.

“I can’t wait to see what the participants bring to its story and what the final page will reveal.”

Exclusive to Bristol, the adventure will continue for two-and-a-half weeks following its premiere.

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