The City and the City

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PRAISE FOR CHINA MIÉVILLEPerdido Street Station‘An astonishing novel, guaranteed to astound and enthrall’ Times Literary Supplement‘A well-written, ...
Wrote 5/13/14
Romanzo affascinante basato su un’idea singolare: due città che convivono, l’una compenetrata nell’altra. Alcune zone appartengono in modo esclusivo a una delle due. Ma vi sono anche molte intersezioni, cioè strade che sono di entrambe e in cui i cit...Continua
Wrote 8/20/13


The City and The City is a crime/mystery novel, but most fascinating is the setting: Beszel and Ul Qoma are two cities, that are actually one. The city is divided, not by walls or barbed wire, but because its people have been taught to "unsee" one an...Continua

Awesome book. The starting premise is fascinating and its implementation keeps you hooked to the book. Another great hit of Mr. Mieville.

Chandler meets Dick for the style, Saramago's Blindness for the themes, and Mieville succeeds where the Portuguese writer failed, this novel is an original way of (un)see how contemporary society works, who are the inhabitants of Beszel and Ul Qoma?...Continua

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