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The City & the City by China Miéville
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Aug 05, 2011

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Read from August 04 to 05, 2011

I first discovered him through looking up James Clavell's book, King Rat, discovering his book at the same time. I love that every book that he writes is so different from each other, while still writing fantasy and science. This book was not really for me.
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message 1: by Ian (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian Not His Real Name I hope you enjoy this.
Looking forward to your review.

Andrea Kevin, what specifically didn'tyou like aboutthis book? Just curious.

message 3: by Ben (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ben Fiore I have to agree with the rating - I ended up reading this as part of a Nook book club choice. While it was compelling to continue reading through it to figure out the origins and nature of this strange society, it really ended up boiling down to a foreign crime drama juxtaposed into an odd (and somewhat incredulous) setting with little payoff other than an explanation to the initial crime committed and a disappointing look behind the curtain.

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