The City and the City

by China Mieville

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His forte is the lavish descriptions of weird, surrealistic cities and the teeming, bizarre life that inhabits them, but his latest THE CITY AND THE CITY is almost a crime novel, as an investigator delves into a murder and a cross between Chandler and Kafka arises.

 

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Mieville weaves together an intricate plot that fills the reader with curiosity and a slight bit of confusion, but that is an intentional ploy by the author and it keeps the reader hooked. Not only is this a great detective novel but an imaginative fantasy that intrigues and fascinates.

Maxim Jakubowski

The City and the City Synopsis

When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Besźel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlú must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other.


With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984 , The City & The City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.

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ISBN: 9781405000178
Publication date: 15/05/2009
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781405000178
Publication date: 15th May 2009
Author: China Mieville
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
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About China Mieville

China Miéville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award (Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City) and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice (Perdido Street Station and The Scar). The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell (The Times) and Philip K. Dick (Guardian). His most recent novel, Kraken, was published in 2010.   In 2010 China Miéville won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for ...

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