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Rafael
Rafael is 56% done
Imagino que ver e desver Beszel e Ul Qoma seja como forçar a visão pra enxergar uma ilusão de ótica ou um estereograma (em 3D), enquanto se toma cuidado pra não tropeçar em alguém que está ao seu lado, em outra cidade e exatamente em cima de onde se está.
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Linda
Linda is on page 41 of 329
"dithery"
Feb 11, 2017 01:26PM Add a comment
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Steph
Steph is 25% done
The whole double city thing feels like an Israel/Palestine sorta thing. Slightly distracting to the story, it's meh so far
Feb 09, 2017 10:04AM Add a comment
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Aerin
Aerin is on page 85 of 312
"If someone needed to go to a house physically next door to their own but in the neighboring city, it was in a different road in an unfriendly power. That is what foreigners rarely understand. A Besź dweller cannot walk a few paces next door into an alter house without breach." Oh, I love the world of this book.
Jan 26, 2017 10:56PM Add a comment
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Kell
Kell is on page 129 of 312
Reading for a Fantasy Fiction class.

The jacket says it has notes of Orwell, Philip K. Dick, and Kafka, and in none of those fronts is it wrong.

Love the idea of someone "unseeing" what is right in front of them, both in terms of what they do not want to be concerned with, and what they want but must pretend (or know) they do not have access to.
Jan 26, 2017 12:39PM Add a comment
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Peat
Peat is on page 38 of 312
Same old same old. Love the prose and the atmosphere but can't get into it. There's no hook as to why I care about the detective investigating this.
Jan 24, 2017 08:10PM Add a comment
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Peat
Peat is on page 24 of 312
I read a few pages, get really impressed by the prose and the atmosphere, then put it down unhooked. Then again. And again. Hopefully at some point it will take hold.
Jan 19, 2017 09:58AM 3 comments
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Stephen
Stephen is 14% done
Mostly world-building so far (but interesting world-building). John Lee has a great voice for narration, but hoo boy he does not do American or Canadian accents at all. Is that Canadian or Brit-Scot-French...?
Jan 12, 2017 10:51PM Add a comment
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Rachel England-Brassy
Rachel England-Brassy is 12% done
Just so hard......
Dec 26, 2016 08:44PM Add a comment
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Weronika Zimna
Weronika Zimna is on page 300 of 388
It took me only 300 pages to get invested in the story. Duh.
Dec 12, 2016 12:51PM Add a comment
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Weronika Zimna
Weronika Zimna is on page 240 of 388
Ugh, I don't know. I'm... underwhelmed. I guess my expectations were too high.
Dec 12, 2016 03:05AM Add a comment
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Weronika Zimna
Weronika Zimna is on page 120 of 388
Quite interesting.
Dec 11, 2016 05:36AM Add a comment
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Karly
Karly is on page 115 of 312
The story is getting quite good now. It took about 50 or so pages to really get interesting, although I don't know if that was just down to only being able to catch short bits of time to read. I'm guessing I will devour the rest of it, as I have every other Mieville book I have read.
Dec 04, 2016 11:14AM Add a comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 346 of 373
Well that's an improvement.
Nov 21, 2016 12:06AM Add a comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 297 of 373
Giro (in)esperado de manual (recibido con un fuerte aplauso, eso sí) y –oh vaya– una tercera parte que recuerda sospechosamente a 1984. Pero ahora la cosa está molando, y me gusta que no todo les salga bien a los protas. Qué narices, me gusta que nada les salga bien. Oh y bueno, se nota señor Miéville que lo suyo son las escenas de acción. Pero claro, con doscientas páginas de ir y venir no me había dado cuenta.
Nov 20, 2016 01:06PM 1 comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 214 of 373
Los personajes y diálogos lo valen, pero el argumento... le da tantas vueltas a lo mismo y se pierde tanto en la historia y política de las dos ciudades que es fácil que deje de interesar. Ahora mismo estoy en un punto en que por lo general el libro me parece bueno y recomendable sólo cuando no lo estoy leyendo.
Nov 18, 2016 12:14PM Add a comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 167 of 373
Meh.
Nov 14, 2016 11:48PM Add a comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 142 of 373
Hola Argumento, parece que volvemos a encontrarnos. Una mejora más que notable ahora que por fin se retoma la trama inicial y nos dejamos estar de divagaciones sobre política y paseos turísticos. Además, los diálogos y los personajes lo valen. A ver cuánto dura.
Nov 09, 2016 02:21PM Add a comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 93 of 373
Si al menos hubiese un argumento que compensase el exceso de política no habría problema, pero es que parece que la trama inicial ha quedado olvidada, y ahora todo es paseo turístico para que veamos lo currado que está el mundo, política y más paseo. Si sigue así en breve lo dejaré.
Nov 06, 2016 07:33AM 2 comments
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Rajesh CNB
Rajesh CNB is 50% done
The concept of unseeing, unhearing and total unperception where one can perceive but consciously ignore is difficult to fathom. The contrast between the two cities, their culture, their ways of life, their language, etc., and their "cross-hatches" is portrayed very well.

But why was it necessary to create "two cities" in the same space? That is not clear.
Nov 06, 2016 07:19AM Add a comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 76 of 373
Entre que el libro se ha espesado bruscamente y que el autobusero conduce con los ojos cerrados he tenido que dejar de leer.
Nov 05, 2016 03:42PM Add a comment
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Maria Arazo
Maria Arazo is on page 60 of 373
Lo de las dos ciudades me parece un tanto rebuscado y paranoico, pero la idea es curiosa.
Nov 04, 2016 01:45PM Add a comment
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Jaap
Jaap is 25% done
Fascinating context this "Tale of two Cities".
Nov 04, 2016 08:20AM Add a comment
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C.S. Carrig
C.S. Carrig is on page 142 of 388
The plot thickens, and this strange story continues to throw narrative curves I wasn't expecting.
Oct 27, 2016 07:47AM Add a comment
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Carina Zanetti
Carina Zanetti is on page 75 of 292
ok .... weird fiction indeed
Oct 22, 2016 09:55PM Add a comment
A cidade & a cidade

Doğukan Şık
Doğukan Şık is on page 150 of 332
Kitap güzel ama Un Lun Dun akıcılığı beklememek gerek.
Oct 21, 2016 10:58AM Add a comment
Şehir ve Şehir

Mehmet
Mehmet is on page 188 of 332
Kitabın bir kaç yerinde geçen Türkiye bahisleri üzerine Ul Qoma'da ki iktidar partinin Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi olarak geçmesi kocaman sırıtmama sebep oldu. Tüm Ul Qoma'lılar gözümde birer Bahçeli'ye (elinde çayı) dönüşüyordu az kalsın. :D :D
Oct 18, 2016 10:16AM Add a comment
Şehir ve Şehir

Naomi
Naomi is 45% done
So I'm currently listening to the audiobook and it's awesome. I have it from Scribd. BUT, I don't want to wait till I'm in the car again. I want to finish reading it now. Because it's really good. So I check the library... I'm now on hold for the ebook and the print book, but I can get the audiobook from the library right now for free. Of course. Please remind me to check there first from now on. Again. Duh.
Oct 17, 2016 10:15PM 1 comment
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Tvermar
Tvermar is on page 289 of 373
#reading
Oct 11, 2016 01:48PM Add a comment
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Harry
Harry is 10% done
Gave up
Oct 11, 2016 01:52AM Add a comment
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