I have been a big fan of British author David Mitchell for a while, in particular his most recent book The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Yet he has gone up in my estimations even more after I found this short passage he wrote on Vancouver for Geist magazine (see here). Mitchell was visiting the city for a writers festival and wanted to capture his imagnary Vancouver before the reality of the city erased his initial musings. And yes, Canadians do actually manage to concentrate on work, what with all those hockey scores and Rush songs!
Enjoy the full article here.