Review of 'Perdido Street Station'

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

This is a wonderfully crafted work on the border between Science Fiction and Fantasy (though, undoubtably, more fantasy than SciFi). A number of flying demons are loosed onto the city of New Crobuzon and it is up to a 'clutch of renegades and outcasts' to rid the city of this pestilance. Mieville brings the city and people to life with his almost poetic prose. The lives the characters life are vivid and very real to the reader. Life is not all that pretty and this is certainly the case with New Crobuzon. Extremely well written, it is no wonder it has won so many awards. If you can get over the size of the book (which means nothing since this is a real 'page-turner') then this is one of the best books of recent years.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Genre: Science Fiction

Publication Date: 2001

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