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The City & the City by China Miéville
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Jun 24, 2011

did not like it
Read from June 20 to 24, 2011

The book has an original concept, and the author makes an effort to explore what it would be like to live in that world. Unfortunately, it's a completely stupid concept, and the author makes no effort to explain why people would go along with it: it just makes everyone's lives more difficult, with no benefits in return. Also, he hasn't really thought through all the implications of his idea, and he's inconsistent in his portrayal of the Breach. I've read worse stories, but this made me angry.
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message 1: by John (new) - rated it 1 star

John Kirk I kept my review fairly short, but I wrote a couple of blog posts ranting about the book in much more detail (with spoilers).

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