The City & the City

China Miéville
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The City & the City


This is a well liked and very highly praised book. This is the second China Mieville novel I read. My first was Perdido Street Station which I was amazed and delighted by, the creativity was everything I like in a story. I was expecting the same from The City and The City but did not get this instead I found my immersed in a crime story.

However although I was initially disappointed the backdrop of the story with the two cities and everything about them was very good and also very difficult to wrap my brain around. I did thoroughly enjoy this and can see why so many rate this book.

I am really lookign forward to the next book I read by this author as I wonder what wonders await me.