A human cargo bound for servitude in exile...A pirate city hauled across the oceans...A hidden miracle about be revealed...This is the story of a prisoner's journey. The search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a... show more
A human cargo bound for servitude in exile...A pirate city hauled across the oceans...A hidden miracle about be revealed...This is the story of a prisoner's journey. The search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power and danger. From the author of Perdido Street Station, another colossal fantasy of incredible diversity and spellbinding imagination, which was acclaimed in The Times Literary Supplement as: 'An astonishing novel, guaranteed to astound and enthral the most jaded palate...exhilarating, sometimes very moving, occasionally shocking, always humane and thought-provoking'.
Publish date: April 4th 2003
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages no: 795
Edition language: English
Series: New Crobuzon (#2)
I had mixed feelings about this book but, overall, I liked it. The Scar is the second book in the New Crobuzon series, but it stands alone perfectly well. It has a connection to the first book, but it’s not one you have to understand in order to appreciate the story in the second book. There are a...
Happy 2015, everyone! For my first finished read of the year, The Scar is...not too shabby. As an indication of the reading year to come, it's pretty darn good. As Mieville's second Bas-Lag novel, it's formally a follow-up to Perdido Street Station, although it's not a sequel in any usual sense....
It's hard to avoid politics, and in particular, Mièville's politics when it comes to Bas-lag. In Mièville's Marxist oriented doctoral thesis, [b:Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law|68502|Between Equal Rights A Marxist Theory of International Law|China Miéville|http://d202m5k...
The main focus character of this book is Bellis Coldwine. Tanner Sack, one of the main secondary characters was one of my favourites and I wouldn't mind reading more with him and possibly Uther Doul. The story opens with Bellis running away from New Crobuzon wanting to get away from some enemies...
Miéville writes beautiful descriptions. Everything else about this book was a slog to get through, from the monologues he has characters give in the midst of battles to the repetitious similes. Another annoying tick: characters had (incredibly obvious) realizations and then spent pages thinking abou...
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