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I've Wandered Around and You're Still Here

So, I have yet to read any China Miéville.

I have three choices:
  1. Kraken
  2. The City & the City
  3. Perdido St. Station

Where to begin? Talk to me.


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Oct. 29th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Go in order: Perdido St Station, then the Cities, then the Kraken.

Also, plugging the gaps between would not be a bad idea. But those three will express his range.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
I have heard good things. For some reason, though, in my cranial space, I've been associating him with Thomas Pynchon, and all the pain that is part and parcel of that leap. No longer!

So I shall sample Perdido. I have so little time for fiction, though. Nonfiction and documentary seems to eat up the time, and I am always behind in my reading.
Oct. 29th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I haven't read Kraken yet. I loved Perdido, but the City & the City just didn't do it for me for some reason. I would second the suggestion to start with Perdido.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
It shall be done. Thanks with Stacks by the way. I hope she has legs.
Oct. 29th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Based on something a friend mentioned while at dinner recently, Perdido St. Station is on my Soon To Read list.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Now I'm curious. What did your friend say, if I may ask?
Nov. 2nd, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Not a lot about the story, per se. About the station being one of the characters in the story.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Ah. A bit like "fiddler's green" in Gaiman's Sandman. Very cool.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I've got Un Lun Dun and City and the City on my to-read library stack.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Have you ever read/watched Neverwhere?

Edited at 2010-11-02 03:07 pm (UTC)
Nov. 2nd, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
No - tell me more.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Neil Gaiman. Was a pretty good TV show. Started with Lenny Henry saying to Neil "What if there was another London. A London underground. And when you got off at Blackfriar's station, there'd be a lot of African monks. And an Angel called Islington."

Then it went from there. Better in TV form if you can find it. The book was based on the TV series in a strange reversal of the usual state of affairs.
Nov. 4th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
My better half just told me we have this book (he's got his bookshelves, I've got mine). But now that you've told me this, I'll wait until I can see the tv version. Silly question, are your dvds the same region as our dvds? I got mixed up once finding out that Ecuador has a totally different region assigned to their dvds.
Nov. 4th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
I actually got it on VHS and had to use a PAL system TV, but, yes, Canada and the U.S. are both region 1, and Britain, I think is Region 2.

But a lot of old movies get put in region 0, which anyone can play.
Nov. 3rd, 2010 11:37 am (UTC)
Read Perdido Street Station on the London Underground last month! very appropriate.

Enjoy! Looking forward to reading his other stuff...
Nov. 3rd, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Do NOT trust Islington.
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