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The Scar by China Miéville
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Jul 24, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: science-fiction, tentacles-will-kill-us-all

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China Miéville
“Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.”
China Miéville, The Scar

Reading Progress

July 24, 2010 – Shelved
August 1, 2010 – Started Reading
August 2, 2010 –
page 23
August 3, 2010 –
page 29
4.55% "Going slow. New Crobuzon cloying."
August 15, 2010 –
page 31
August 16, 2010 –
page 81
August 16, 2010 –
page 138
August 18, 2010 –
page 638
August 25, 2010 – Finished Reading

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Cecily This was the first Miéville I read, and I was very disappointed. However, having heard him talk passionately about the wonderful Gormenghast the other night, I want to give him another chance. Any suggestions as to which one?

Suna Perhaps Perdido Street Station, it is set before The Scar and is also his first novel set in that world.

Cecily Thanks, Suna. I thought the world was interesting, but I found "The Scar" inconsistent in plot, pace, language and even genre. The other one that sounds interesting is "The City and The City".

Suna I haven't read that one yet, but maybe Perdido isn't such a good idea considering your bugbears with the Scar.

I'm not sure if you read a lot of YA, but his novel UnLunDun is certainly a departure from the style, atmosphere and pacing of the Bas-Lag novels.
Worth a go, perhaps?

Cecily I don't normally read YA, but thanks for your thoughts.

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