January 20, 2006

Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station cover

I don’t know… the book was really nice, but I think Miéville over-did it a little. It just feels like too much has been put into one book. I’m a fan of huge books and complex plots, but in this case it didn’t click.

It’s pretty grim. The best thing about it are characters: they’re human even when they’re not. That didn’t come out right—it’s better to say that they’re relatable. They’re got glaring flaws. And no, it does not all turn out rosy in the end. Worth reading just for that, I tell ya.

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2 comments:

The Unrest Cure said...

Somehow, I'm never able to get beyond 10-12 pages. I find the heavy prose tedious.

Ankit said...

It *is* a bit tedious; but reading the book was much better than the alternative, i.e. listening to my professors. Though it did get interesting once I got used to the prose...