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Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
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Dec 24, 2011

it was amazing
Read from December 24 to 28, 2011

Blimey O'Reilly. China Miéville is bloody brilliant. This book is frighteningly realistic, clever, funny, terrifying, stomach-churning, shocking and heart-squeezingly beautiful.

Love every character. Good and bad they almost walk from the pages, covered in grime and blood.

Mr Miéville says that Mervyn Peake was a huge influence and it's not hard to see shades of my beloved Gormenghast in the shadows of Perdido Street Station. But Miéville has a way of weaving a tale that is entirely his own.

A brilliant, harrowing horror of a read peppered with hope and humanity. Loved it.

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