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The City & The City
China Miéville
When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the...

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The Philosopher's Flight, by Tom Miller It was enjoyable enough to where I preordered the second one. I do like alternative history tropes and this book was good at making me believe the world changes during this time period was justifiable. I'm interested to see the rest of the world.

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The City & The City, by China Mieville I stumbled upon this author and his work intrigued me. That resulted in a slight spending spree over the course of a few weeks. Out of the first two novels that came in this intimidated me less than Perdito Street Station. So far it is implying enough for me to understand the unique nature of the city that has definitely got my attention.

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I’ve just started The City & The City, by China Mieville. I’m enjoying it but finding it hard to follow actually. This is my first Mieville novel, I have Perdido Street on my shelf waiting to be read as well.

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I actually put down The City & The City by China Mieville, i’m sure i’ll try it again in time just wasn’t hitting it for me.

I’m just starting Last Days by Brian Evenson off a recommendation from r/horrorlit

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I started reading The City & the City, by China Miéville. I'm enjoying it so far, I was in the mood for urban fantasy and I like the fictional setting.

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I finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed and started The City and the City by China Miéville.

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The City and The City, by China Miéville

Perdido Street Station, by China Miéville

Finished the City and the City. I was listening to the audiobook from the eLibrary, also reading it on a Kindle (for only $1.99!), and also watched the BBC2 four-part miniseries.

Just started the other book, ($1.99 for Kindle!).

Just when I think all the original ideas have been done, I discover The City and the City.

As for the other book? Not sure what it is exactly, yet.

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Working on The City & the City, by China Mieville (how do you pronounce his name? Inquiring minds want to know). It's so strange and the world-building is fantastic. Exactly my cup of tea so far.

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The City & the City, by China Miéville I'm almost finished with this. I started it months ago but found it a bit dry for my low-brow tastes and set it aside. On second attempt, though, I'm really loving it. It's a solid, page-turning SF / mystery with a unique premise that makes you think about the relationship between culture, psychology, and geography.

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The City and the City, by China Mieville