Perdido Street Station
Publish date: 2014-03-10
Publisher: Heyne Taschenbuch
Pages no: 848
Edition language: Deutsch
Series: New Crobuzon (#1)
Perdido Street Station is the hub of rail traffic in New Crobuzon and home to foreign embassies. It is a monstrous building, immense in scale that is astounding even in a city as ancient and crowded and industrial as New Crobuzon. The novel establishes the civilization: a melting pot of species and ...
Ridiculously imaginative. The book you can really split into two parts. The first half builds the characters of Isaac, Lin and Yagharek. You feel as though the story will be based around the quest of Yagharek to regain flight through Isaac, the mad scientist and main character. However with the seco...
Perdido Street Station seemed like a sort of odd but mostly-effective blending of genres. After finishing the book I found that a lot of people classify it as steampunk. This was my first experience with steampunk, so I can’t say if this is a unique specimen or not, but it was definitely unique in...
No, not the book itself, but arguably the three adjectives Miéville overused most, to the point where I could see the next one coming. Adjective storm ahead, skipper - shall I alter course? No way around it, ship-mates, just batten down the hatches, and get the men down off the rigging. Though com...
Not my favorite Miéville, but still good. Started slow, but got better and threw me a couple of curve balls at the end.
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