This Woman Is Interviewing Strangers For An Unusual Reason

"We are much less alone and much more connected than we think."

Love reading while commuting in New York City? Uli Beutter Cohen is looking for you. 

"I couldn't help but notice how many people read printed books on the subway — and such a variety of titles too," Cohen wrote on her blog. "The subway is a literary microcosmos. Within one car, you can find it all: self-published novelties, the next bestseller, and beloved classics." 


The variety of books and readers piqued Cohen's curiosity. She started Subway Book Review, a project where she interviews strangers reading on the subway, photographs them, and uploads their book review to Tumblr and Instagram

"Some reviews and stories are personal, some entertaining or funny, some somber," Cohen wrote. "Most of all they are relatable. These stories let us know that we are much less alone and much more connected than we think. Even in one of the biggest cities in the world."

Check out some of these book reviews by strangers she met on the subway ...

1. "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac

2. "Work" by Tom Sachs

3. "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin

4. "How to Sit" by Thich Nhat Hanh.

5. "Barrel Fever" by David Sedaris


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