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The City & the City by China Miéville
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Mar 31, 11

bookshelves: books-about-books, fiction, history, mystery, philosophy, science-fiction, thriller
Read in March, 2011

I suspect this is a book that will stay with me for a long time. Truly well written and set in an 'alternative universe' this novel is really a deep meditation on the nature of identity, the use of history and myth and the study of who we are and how. On one level a well crafted mystery novel, with dark foggy streets and high and low level thugs as wells tough guy cops and damsels in distress, on another level a high concept science fiction novel with conspiracies, understandable but inexplicable paradoxes; what Mieville has really written is a true novel of ideas.
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