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China Miéville
China Miéville is the author of King Rat; Perdido Street Station, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; The Scar, winner of the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; Iron Council, winner of the Locus Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; Looking for Jake, a... show more

China Miéville is the author of King Rat; Perdido Street Station, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; The Scar, winner of the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; Iron Council, winner of the Locus Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; Looking for Jake, a collection of short stories; and Un Lun Dun, his New York Times bestselling book for younger readers. He lives and works in London.
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 months ago
This is a re-read for my RL book club as well. This is the second time I have read Perdido Street Station. I enjoyed it far more this time. The first time I read it, I gave it three stars. Now, it's four. It is a weird novel that would also work for the cryptozoologist square. It traces the...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it 4 months ago
Mr. Ceridwen once had a very large public tizzy about how irritating this book was to him, I'm sure made all the more irritating because I had also just publicly declared my enduring love for Mr. Miéville. That was probably like a dozen years ago, which is apparently how long it takes me to get over...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 5 months ago
This book... oh dear. It's quite good and it's very hard to explain. What starts off seeming like a noir-ish crime novel or police procedural opens up and allows the reader to sort of play with what's happening in the reality of the story. Two city-states, somewhere in Europe, live within each other...
Aerin
Aerin rated it 8 months ago
It is 1950 in Nazi-occupied Paris. Clearly, we are in a reality alternate to our own. If Germans were the only invading force, that would be bad enough. But Paris is also overrun with nightmare visions plucked from the imaginations of surrealist writers, painters, and sculptors who believed that a...
TwistedAlyce
TwistedAlyce rated it 10 months ago
I listened to the audio version of this book.Firstly, I believe over 40% of this book could have been left out. A huge amount was spent on narrative that was not needed nor help progress the story. I found it to cause confusion at times, also the book jumped from character to character with no clear...
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