China Mieville’s The City and The City

22 06 2009

What I love about China Mieville is his imagination. Most of his books are phantasmagorical parades of nightmarish creatures, picaresque characters, dazzling places and mind-bending concepts. The City and The City is less expansive; rather it’s a deep exploration of just one mind-bending concept, one place unlike any previously conceived. It’s also a wonderfully evocative detective story. Comparisons with Philip K. Dick are well warranted, although City is more of an adventure novel and less a work of crushing impact.
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