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Embassytown by China Miéville
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Aug 10, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: lefty, sff, theory, hour-before-bed
Recommended to Chris by: Michael Alexander
Read from July 08 to 15, 2011

Really, he had me at "philosophy of language SF". Mieville is that killer combination in genre fiction, both a legitimate mind and an endlessly protean imagination; and nothing short could ever pull off a thriller with such an abstract premise.

I hesitate to say any more myself. Read Ursula K. LeGuin's rave in the Guardian, or any of the many great reviews already here. Waiting hasn't helped me digest this much further; it will take rereading, reflection, and maybe teaching it someday. Suffice to say, first, that my feminist objections to Perdido Street Station are answered here, and second, that though it's not for everyone, it was just right for me.

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07/11/2011 page 165
47.0% "This isn't a book I can put down without intense regret. This isn't a book I can put down. This isn't a book."
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