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The City And The City by China Mieville

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The City And The City by China Mieville

Product Description   New York Times bestselling author China Miéville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other–real or imagined.      When a murdered … see full wiki

Author: China Mieville
Genre: Fantasy/Thriller
Publisher: Del Rey
Date Published: (May 26, 2009)
2 reviews about The City And The City by China Mieville
review by . May 05, 2009
China Mieville is one of the more clever writers in any genre.   In The City and the City he as written a murder mystery, but one in a place like no other.  The cities of Beszel and Ul Qoma reside in the same temporal space connected by crosshatches.  And in-between is a shadowy nowhere, the Breach.  The boundaries of the two cities are strictly enforced, mostly, so the citizens of each city have learned to "unsee" the other city to avoid entering the wrong temporal …
review by . April 26, 2009
The City And The City by China Mieville
Somewhere outside London are the twin cities of Beszal and Ul Qoma; but they are not necessarily neighbors - they occupy the same Space and Time as each other, with "Crosshatches" of overlapping. It's illegal to cross these tenuous borders except through Corpula Hall, the "official border". Even noticing the other city in your sights is illegal, you must "un-see" everything in the opposite city. If an illegal entry is made from one city to the other, the Breach is invoked. The Breach is neither …
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