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This was an amiable page-turner for most of the book, but it felt more like a long New Yorker article than a novel, if you see what I mean. I like that the author attempts to inject political urgency and ideas into the novel form, which seems to me l ...more
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This book is definitely smart, and it has a great conceit. For about the first half of the book I was engrossed, figuring out the rules and history of this world that Miéville created, and what he might be trying to say about it (basically, two citie ...more
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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Amazing book, mindblowing in its themes and narrative structure, although in some ways it will not be surprising for those who love Saunders. It's actually quite similar to his stories in some ways: a riot of voices, babbling over one another against ...more
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The most basic point of this book is a fine one, even a good one: why should we expect the global transition to modernity (class inequality, technological development, religious-cultural transformation) to be smooth if it was so disastrous in Europe ...more
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