Read in Love

Thursday, May 09, 2002

China Mieville, Perdido Street Station

China Miéville interview by Paula Guran

So, anyway, I've been meaning to say something recently about Perdido Street Station, because it is yet another book I've completed this year. I read it in conjuntion with Babble17, a local reading group that reads science fiction and fantasy. The discussion last month was very intriguing partly because I was very intrigued by the book itself, but mostly becaues here are new people that I've never discussed books with, people with their own ideas about what a novel should be. I haven't sat down to write a review of the book, which is my plan...and I'd better get to it because I will most definately forget some of my impressions. But I will say here that the book, despite having flaws, is definately worth the effort to pursue. Dark, urban gothic with plenty of wonder and adventure, it is a wonderful read.