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Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station | China Miville
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Mievilles Embassytown. Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to nonenot even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory. Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows largerand more consumingby the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzonand not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes . . . A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination.
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emz711
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Getting real weird
#kafka-esque

j9brown I read this years ago and still think about how weird it was sometimes! 4mo
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JCPaulk
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Slow going at first as the reader's mind gets adjusted to the fever dream quality of the work, but my, is it entertaining!

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Readergrrl
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A reread for me: Miéville never disappoints! Meeting Issac and Lin, Yagharek and Derkhan, while sinking into the steampunk world of New Crobuzon thrilled me as much as I remembered it did the 1st time. I was equal parts horrified, entranced, and enthralled with Miéville‘s writing. Can‘t wait to reread The Scar so that I can read the third book of the trilogy, The Iron Council, for the first time! Fantastic mix of scifi, fantasy, and horror! 5/5⭐️

Swe_Eva Miéville‘s mind is such a wondrous thing. ? 7mo
TheAromaofBooks I love rereading books to get to the newest in a series! It's so fun to revisit favorite characters and anticipate the unknown!! :-) 7mo
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A disgruntled scientist and his allies—including a de-winged hawkperson, steampunk cyborgs, a bug-headed artist, and a badger—all tackle a corrupt government. And nightmarish dream-eating insects. Also robot mobsters, the Ambassador of Hell, swashbuckling mantis-armed bandits, shapeless horrors, and Devices That Tamper With the Stuff of Reality. An absolute blast

Djspens I'm not sure about the book lol but the flight looks good!! 9mo
speljamr Love this book! 9mo
vivastory Your review reminds me that I'm overdue to read some Miéville 9mo
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Bookcation74 Nightshift! 🍻 9mo
Expandingbookshelf @Bookcation74 I love Nightshift! They just opened a new location near The Garden 👍🏻🍺 9mo
Expandingbookshelf @vivastory You‘ve got to get on it! 9mo
Expandingbookshelf @Djspens It was! 🤤 9mo
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SincerelyWinona
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I have to work this weekend, so I‘m not formally participating in #24in48 this time around, but I did send my class to the computer lab so I could catch up on a little reading!

#guiltypleasure #teaching #englishteaching #ESL #ESLteaching #24in48Readathon #badteacher

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SincerelyWinona
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Fresh 2019 book tracker! Hopefully I can fill in a book or two on my flights back to Indonesia. Starting off the year with some China Miéville.

#BulletJournal #BuJo #booktracker #books2019 #booksof2019 #2019books #bookgoals #bujotracker

Crazeedi Love!❤👍 13mo
BookishMarginalia That‘s gorgeous!! 13mo
Heideschrampf I love this design! 13mo
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Cinfhen Love your #BuJo design 🙌🏻💕 13mo
Chelleo 😍😍😍 12mo
SincerelyWinona @BookishMarginalia thank you so much! 12mo
SincerelyWinona @Heideschrampf thanks! I found a similar one on Pinterest and then just recreated my own version. So I can‘t take full credit. 😊 12mo
SincerelyWinona @Cinfhen Thanks! ☺️ 12mo
BookBabe That‘s awesome! 🙌🏻 12mo
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book grabbed me and had me hooked from the first paragraph. The world building was fantastic and was probably my favorite aspect of the novel. The city actually felt like a real place. I loved the first half. The second half dragged at times and I found some of the characters and aspects of the plot a bit lacking, but this was still a great read.

#booked2018 #steampunk #catsoflitsy #Ember

Cinfhen I‘ve always been curious about this title..not sure if I‘ll like it...gonna try #libraryRoute 13mo
4thhouseontheleft 😻😻😻 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job! I have this on my shelf and just haven‘t gotten to it ... 13mo
TK421 This is in my I finally have to read it pile to start off 2019. 13mo
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shadowspeak17
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I‘d hoped to read 25 books this year, but last night I finished the tagged book and hit 50! 😄🎉🎊

#goodreadschallenge #2018stats

Librarybelle Congratulations! 13mo
robinb Yay!!! Way to go, girl! 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏🙌🏼🙌🏼 13mo
kellyann28 Congrats!! That is awesome! 13mo
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BridgetteM Congratulations! 🎊🎈🎉 13mo
Reggie Congratulations!!! 13mo
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 13mo
WanderingBookaneer Brava! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
JoScho Yay! 🎉💜🎉💜🎉 13mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 13mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 13mo
cocomass Well done! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 13mo
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shadowspeak17
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As I expected, I haven‘t gotten much reading time in this month, so I‘ve been reading this book very very slowly. I‘m so close to finishing though. Just three chapters left! 😄

GrilledCheeseSamurai I've been thinking about a re-read of this. 👍 13mo
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shadowspeak17
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I‘m feeling like I‘m not going to end up getting much reading in this month because of Christmas, but that‘s alright. I‘ve read 49 books this year (a personal record!) which I‘m very happy about. So my goal for the month is just to finish reading this book and bring my total up to 50. If I get more in, great, but if not, 50 sounds like a nice number to end the year on. 😃👍🏽

robinb Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 It sounds like a perfect number! 14mo
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shadowspeak17
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#Phoenix decided to be my reading buddy tonight. #catsoflitsy

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shadowspeak17
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Yay, it‘s here! Thank you so much, @Schlinkles! 😄

#bookmailisthebestmail #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Schlinkles You‘re quite welcome! Cute kitty! 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Oooooo this is one of my favorite books ever! My Miéville gateway drug! Enjoy! 1y
Sace Oh what a beautiful cat! 1y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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⚡Air Ship.
⚡Left arm.
⚡Owl.
⚡Tagged book.

#FandomFriday
@LibrarianRyan

TK421 I have this book, but haven't read it yet. I think I'll move it up higher on tbr mountain. 1y
KJHowe Special bonus points for the Mieville reference, 1y
LibrarianRyan ⭐️🧐🚂 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @KJHowe @TK421 All the feels for Perdido! 👏 1y
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Rudis
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1) Black Panther, hands down. (Although I did love The Greatest Showman)
2) Bookstore, or dinner then walk along the canal.
3) 7 or 14.
4) I don‘t know why, I just could not get into this book.
5) 👍
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Seekingtardis Yaaaaaaaas to both of those movies!! Black Panther was AMAZING and I am still singing The Greatest Showman songs on a daily basis!! 1y
Guildedearlobe So, Perido Street Station was recommended to me by many people. People who knew I was deathly afraid of moths. People who were supposed to be my friends. I wish I DNFd it. It was good by scarred me for life. 1y
Rudis @Seekingtardis The soundtrack has become my main music for cleaning XD nothing motivates like that! @Guildedearlobe Suddenly I‘m extra glad I DNF‘d... 1y
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Schlinkles
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Getting a jump on this deceptive chunkster for this month‘s sci-fi book club

RJHowe This book is a treat. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Meiville may have created a new sub genre with this one. 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Loved this one when I read it! 🤘 1y
BookwormAHN Did you mail me the last book in the #weknowwhereyoulive group? It was The Traveling Vampire Show. 1y
Schlinkles @BookwormAHN I‘ve never gotten that one. The last one I received was White Tears and I sent that one off. 1y
BookwormAHN Okay, I received that one, thanks. 1y
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mrozzz
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Tagged is my current & final read (#Steampunk) for the 2nd season of #Booked2018 ! I really loved each of the other books I read for these prompts 🤗

#ChildhoodFavorite: Speak
#AboutEnvironment: Lab Girl
#RefugeeMC: Map of Salt and Stars
#Friendship: Simon vs. the Homo Sapeins Agenda
#SwordOnCover: Children of Blood and Bone

Cinfhen Well done🎉🎉🎉im really interested in 2y
MichelleScott_author Perdito Street Station is amazing! 2y
mrozzz Thank youuuu @Cinfhen it was really great! I hope you pick it up 😊 2y
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mrozzz Yay! So glad it to hear... it‘s not something I would have picked up without this prompt. @Coffeeshopreviews 2y
Pamwurtzler Nice job!! 2y
mrozzz Thank you!!! 😃 @Pamwurtzler 2y
mrozzz @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage hey all! If it factors into anything I just wanted to say that I did NOT complete Perdido Street yet. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Leftcoastzen On my TBR! 2y
mrozzz 👌🏻 2y
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tessavi
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The world building was amazing and I enjoyed the first half a lot. The second half dragged a bit and since I listened to the audiobook, I noticed that my mind kept wondering to other things. I am curious about Miéville's other books.

firesalamander The city & the city is reeeeeaally good, and brief. The Kraken is trippy and fun, but likewise starts to drag after a while. 2y
tessavi @firesalamander I finished The City & Tbe City earlier this year and enjoyed it 😊 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Brilliant. Fantastic. Horrifying. Mesmerizing (some of the characters might say literally). Compelling. And on & on & on. Miéville has created one of the most intriguing & unusual worlds I‘ve ever read & populated it with a cast of characters who defy expectations. Isaac is a brilliant scientist. He‘s approached by a half-man/half-bird creature who asks for help & so the story begins. What happens next makes for a most excellent read. Recommended.

mrozzz Yay! Looking forward to this for #Booked2018 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Just finished watching The City & The City here in the UK - very atmospheric 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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1. Also Love, Hate & Other Filters for a book club.
2. I don‘t remember ever not reading—my mom is likely responsible.
3. Any time at all.
4. So many rattling around my head: LoTR, Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Grasshopper Jungle, Carry On, Eleanor and Park, I‘ll Give You the Sun, Treasure Island, Mr. Croup & Mr. Vandemar, Marko & Alana, Austin, Simon and Baz, Kaz Brekker, Victor Vale, Darrow...I could go on...😂

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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This book is so fantastically weird. It‘s also a book you pick up to read a few pages only to find yourself so completely absorbed in the story when next you look up it‘s hard to reorient yourself. I love it when a writer can do that as it is no easy thing to completely disconnect a reader from their own situation. Is this book for everyone? Probably not. But for those who are up for pushing boundaries & some adventurous reading, definitely!

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TracyReadsBooks
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Just want to say, I‘m about a third of the way into this book and I have no idea what I‘m reading but I like it!!! It‘s strange and fantastic and weird and wonderful and much like other books such as Autonomous and Ancillary Justice makes you think about the future in different & unexpected ways. Definitely a good recommendation from my friend. Ok, that‘s all I wanted to say...

mrozzz Yay! I also have this one to look forward to next month for #Booked2018 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Love the descriptions.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Now reading.

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TracyReadsBooks
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When in Boston on a Friday night, one most of course visit the Harvard Bookstore. I mean, what else are you going to do? The tagged book is one my friend picked for me while The Changeling is what I picked for myself. I picked Y The Last Man Vol. 1, The Library at Mount Char and Americanah for her. So much excellent reading!!!

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mrozzz
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Picked up the surprisingly large Perdido Street Station for #Booked2018 #Steampunk & couldn‘t leave without the paperback of Age of Anger (which I‘d somehow held out on buying in hardcover). Looking forward to reading something new in the Miéville. #BookHaul

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good stuff! 2y
Cinfhen I‘m curious about this one...#steampunk scares me 2y
mrozzz LOL yeah it‘s intimidating... but if The Time Machine is considered steampunk I think this should be fine 🤞🏻 @Cinfhen 2y
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broughtyoubooks
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Really really loved this book. Really long, but it never got boring. The world was incredible and while the characters sometimes lacked, it worked out in the greater role of the story.

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#kindledeal alert! Do you like your fantasy dark, complex, and sublimely written? If so, why haven't you read Miéville's Bas-Lag trilogy yet? Get on that!

Leftcoastzen On my mountain of a TBR! 😁👍 2y
REPollock One of my all time faves! 2y
DrexEdit Oh heck, I may have to buy this. I have a paper copy that's too heavy to put around. There's a Really long wait on libby at my library. Thanks for the tip! 2y
morgan_lionheart Wait, it's a trilogy!?! I've read the first two, must go find the third! 2y
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Beck_42
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I read this a couple of years ago but I find myself still thinking about it often... a haunting, scary, vibrant, arresting book full of amazing ideas, interesting and memorable characters, and an ending that genuinely surprised and stayed with me. At times challenging, but an absorbing read.

BruceWalken I should really read some of these 😁 2y
morgan_lionheart Yes, this is one of those books that has really stuck with me too. Have you read the others in the series? 2y
Beck_42 I haven't yet. Are they good? In a similar vein? 2y
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speljamr
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The first book set in the author's Bas-Lag fantasy world. This is also an excellent introduction to China Miéville's writing. A mix of fantasy magic and steampunk, with plenty of strange thrown in, it's a must read in my humble opinion.

#fantasy

Gezemice I read it earlier this year and it kept me thinking for a while afterward. 2y
catsuit_mango It's been in my to read list for a long time. I rather liked the city and the city. 2y
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Fancypants
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I am sttrrruuuggggllling with this book. I‘ve had it out from the library for over three weeks and I‘m not very far.....

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Turns out some of my favorite authors have written books with #threewordtitles #riotgrams

TieDyeDude Perdido Street Station has been on my list for years. I really enjoyed the Silent Gondolier 2y
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DivaDiane
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#riotgram day 3 - 3 Word titles. Not as easy as it sounds. I decided that a title with 3 words where one was "the" or "a" or something didn't count. @bookriot

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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For #ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps I'm going with the two most terrifying creatures from fiction that I can think of.

2: The Slake Moths - Slake Moths mesmerize you with their wings then eat your consciousness, but their wings don't work when reflected so the city of New Crobuzon has a team of hunters with their heads literally turned around backwards who see where they're going with mirrors. #NightmareFuel #SeptemBowie

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Art by TD-Vice on DeviantArt 2y
AlaMich Slake moths...*shudder* 2y
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Rudis
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I've heard really good things about the book, but when I've reached the 250 page mark, and Yagharek & his wings are the only thing I even vaguely have any interest in, it's time for me to move on. 😔

Gezemice The second half is pretty much all action... 2y
Stephanie-Anne But that cover! 😻 2y
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Gezemice
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August brought pretty meager reading - this was probably the busiest month of 2017! I worked into nights, we traveled to see the eclipse, my daughter moved out to the dorms, my other started school...

What I read was good (except for AFAR, which at least was pretty). Overall I enjoyed them but I am hoping for more in September!
#stats #gezestats #monthlystats #bestofaugust #anditsaugust

PurpleyPumpkin Nicely done! 👍🏽 2y
kspenmoll Where did you see the eclipse? I was in Nebraska at my sister's. 2y
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Gezemice @kspenmoll I live in central Illnois, we drove to St Louis and we found a small state park nearby tgat was in the zone. It was in Robertsville, Missouri. We had no clouds and we found shade, too! 2y
Gezemice @RealBooks4ever It is good but no rush! My reading challenge required a steampunk novel so I bumped it up on the TBR. (edited) 2y
kspenmoll So happy for you! We initially had clouds but parted in time- near Grand Island of rt 80. 2y
Gezemice @kspenmoll Glad to hear you could see the main act! It was amazing. 2y
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Rudis
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#fallintobooks #septembermostanticipated I don't preplan a lot of my reading, but I'm excited to dive into Perdido Street Station today!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!! 2y
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I loved this so much. Mieville's imagination is a constant source of awe.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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China Miéville's works are #notyournormalgenre. Blending and blurring the lines of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and magic realism, they have been categorised as 'new weird' fiction. I have yet to read any of his books. Any fans here?
#backtoreading @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

tea.n.books I recently read The City & The City and enjoyed it 2y
Beachesnbooks I've read The City and the City and Perdido Street Station and enjoyed both. I'd say Perdido is much higher on the weird scale 😂 2y
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Gezemice
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China Miéville is a brilliant writer. His creativity and vocabulary is breathtaking. He describes in vivid detail, jam-packed with action, smells, full-fleshed visuals ... of nightmares, terrors, monsters, muck and grime, insects, rotting and slime. We see, smell, touch and recoil.

The monsters of the night are of the terrors, feed on them, create them - they are horrifying, because some things are worse than death. And they hunt us. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

readordierachel Great review! 2y
Gezemice @ReadOrDieRachel Thanks! 😊 2y
heikemarie He. Is. The. Best. 2y
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Gezemice @inwhichHeikereadsharder Indeed. But I am depressed now. 2y
Vinjii I just finished as well! I really liked the world building and the prose and the creatures :D But I'm very upset about one character's fate 😰 2y
Gezemice @Vinjii Same here! I woke up thinking about it. The ending is depressing. :( He really likes to write about the city, doesn't he? And monsters. 2y
Vinjii @Gezemice The city was like its own character and the most important of it all. I also loved the Weaver. Many things freaked me out like the Construct and the Handlingers. 2y
Gezemice @Vinjii Definitely! The city was his main interest. I loved the Weaver, too. The whole thing freaked me out... all those monstrous Remade and the terrible city officials. The more I learned of Rudgutter the more horrible he got... the eyes, ouch! And Motley. I wish he had given those characters what they deserved! I think I need a spoiler tag on this 2y
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Gezemice
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@Vinjii said that China Miéville has swallowed a thesaurus when he was four.

She was right. But she failed to mention that the thesaurus was oozing of gelatinous goo and was pugnaciously rattling its mandibles.

RanaElizabeth So many, many words but yet a clear picture of each scene. Love his writing. 2y
Gezemice @RanaElizabeth Me too, but I have to take breaks. And showers 2y
Vinjii I'm on the last 150 pages now and I've taken many showers and many breaks to get this far. He's a master with these words. He uses them so effortlessly. But also ewwwww 😂 and whenever you think it can't get weirder it does. 2y
Gezemice @Vinjii I did not realize we were both reading it. Cool! Yeah, it is an experience, and ewwwwww! But also spellbinding. I am a bit less than halfway. I chuckled at the ambassador. Talking about weird... oh and I have taken to looking up words and writing them in a notebook. 2y
Vinjii @Gezemice Yes, I have my dictionary nearby or my phone and keep looking up words. It's been a slow read for me because of that! 2y
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Gezemice
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Wow, so this is steampunk. Steam fantasy. Not sure what to call it. I am so impressed with the writing - very visual.

This would make an excellent movie. But it would need an enormous budget.

Vinjii The writing is as if Miéville swallowed a Thesaurus when he was 4 years old. So very impressive. 2y
Zelma That paragraph makes me feel so claustrophobic! (edited) 2y
Gezemice @Vinjii Yeah. Lots of rare words but I love his imagery - so unique and descriptive. 2y
Gezemice @Zelma Indeed. I posted this because I think I have seen a movie with all the typewriters. Can't remember what movie but it is such a steampunk favorite. 2y
Zelma @Gezemice I feel like I know that movie too, but can't place it. There was a task on Amazing Race involving a roomful of typewriters that's as Kafkaesque. Makes me think of that too. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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A beautiful cover caused me to pick Perdido Street Station off the shelf when it debuted, back when I was in high school. It introduced me to #awholenewworld Bas-Lag, peopled with diverse races such as the birdlike Garuda, the nightmarish Slake Moths, cactus warriors the Cactacae, and the Khepri who have human bodies and bugs for heads.

It also introduced me to China Miéville and his unending awesomeness. #JubilantJuly

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Garuda, slake moth, and khepri art by Justin Oaksford. Cactacae art by Nicholas Kole. 3y
TK421 Fantastic artwork! It reminds me of a few series of action figures that the Four Horsemen designed. 3y
Rudis I just picked this up a few weeks ago, and I haven't had time to read it yet, but the artwork is gorgeous! 3y
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Jas16
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China Miéville intends to write a book in every genre making him a literary #jackofalltrades. #characters2017

ReadingEnvy The poetry should be interesting. Ooh and cookbook! 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk And I plan on owning every single one! 3y
LibrarianRyan 🤓👍 yes he does. 3y
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SpeculativeFemale
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...and after our state park trip, we stopped at our favorite second hand bookstore on the way home!
#bookhaul

vivastory I need to check out the Sandman Slim series 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Perdido Street Station was my China Miéville gateway drug and it is so so good. 3y
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kalinichta
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I'm really enjoying going through all the #attractiveauthors posts, and I'm glad to see favorites like Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, and Sherman Alexie represented... but, come on, no China Miéville yet? #junebookbugs

FountainBookstore Yep. Definitely. 3y
Gezemice Oh he is attractive, all right. The way a moth is attracted to an insect zapper. 2y
kalinichta @Gezemice Probably true. I always think he looks like a thoughtful pugilist. 2y
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Ais
Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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If ever there was a time to call a book containing 867 pages, too short, this was it. I couldn't get enough of Isaac,Lin, Derkhan and Yag. Mievilles world gbuilding is flawless and his characters so unique. I can't wait to get Book 2 in the Bas-Lag series

Owlizabeth Oooh, maybe this will be my next #YearofRereads pick... 3y
CherylDeFranceschi So so good! And you know, 😢 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk In my opinion (not everyone's, mind you) The Scar is even better. And that is coming from someone who loves Perdido Street Station with his whole heart. 3y
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Gezemice This is on my soon to read list! Glad to hear you loved it! 3y
Ais I can't put in words how much I loved it@Owlizabeth and @gezemice! @CherylDeFranceschi, I know-devastating. @TobeyTheScavengerMonk, I had heard that, that the Scar is definitely his masterpiece. I can't wait to get stuck in. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Ais And I am going to see him today! 3y
Ais @CherylDeFranceschi no way?!! How did it go?? 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @Ais It was incredible! And he was so very nice. Besides which he ripped my brain open. Gah- he is so brilliant! 3y
Ais @CherylDeFranceschi that sounds fantastic! 3y
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JamesChatham
Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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This is another one of my favorites from this year. It's an evocative mix of fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, and horror, filed with brilliant yet visceral writing, a wonderfully vibrant world, great characters, and an expansive story that packs an emotional punch.

DrexEdit Been on my #TBR waaaaay too long. 2y
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JamesChatham
Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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Looking forward to a relaxing evening with a great book and great music!

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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I spent an unreasonable amount of my day contemplating my #favoritecover for #riotgrams I ended up here because, well, just look at it. If I hadn't judged this book by its cover I never would have encountered one of my favorite authors or met Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin or the bird man with no wings or the Weaver or Lin or the cactus people or Jack Half-a-Prayer and the fReemade. A great cover and one of my all-time favorite books.

DeborahSmall I have different edition, both great covers 3y
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