Friday, December 28, 2012
Notice how much work it was to explain this book’s setting. It was actually less annoying to just read the book itself; in fact, I enjoyed it and Mieville does a good job of helping you understand the bits you need to understand and redirecting you away from what doesn’t make as much sense. I did keep wondering if the story was a metaphor for modern cities segregated between haves and have-nots, though Mieville says he discourages reading too much into his choices.
Apparently this was the first (and only) mystery I read all year. I’m shocked. Must remedy that in 2013.
(Book 33, 2012)