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The City & The City

11 Ratings: 3.9
A book by China Mieville

Starred Review. Better known for New Weird fantasies (Perdido Street Station, etc.), bestseller Miéville offers an outstanding take on police procedurals with this barely speculative novel. Twin southern European cities Beszel and Ul Qoma coexist … see full wiki

Author: China Mieville
Publisher: Del Rey
2 reviews about The City & The City
review by . February 24, 2010
...it's difficult for me to understand the motive and, therefore, difficult for me to appreciate.    I started this book months ago and put it down over a dozen times in favor of other books with more interesting plots, characters or meaningful (to me) writing.    I picked the book up again recently and read another 30-odd pages till I reached the halfway point...I thought maybe it was me, but in the end I decided it was not.    It's not …
review by . May 04, 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 space that would put them in Breach. …
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