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In the book, Mieville portrays two cities that share the same physical space.
That said, there is so much effort put toward that end that the rest of the book, like plot and character development, seems boring and weak by comparison.
By the time you're done, you'll feel like you lived in the simultaneously recognizable and alien cities of Beszel and Ul Qoma.
(Kind of) SPOILER WARNING:
As with other Mieville books I've read, the plot often takes a back seat to the setting. Read more
A confusing idea, what with two cities in one place like they were in different overlying dimensions and their inhabitants avoiding contact, a good read and an interesting premise.Published 11 days ago by Ron d'BookGeek
Incredible. So far out. And yet, it appears to occur now-ish, in an Eastern European city. I don't want to give anything away, but it sneaks up on you: When the main character... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Gordon E. Anderson
At the border of two countries, two cities in two different dimensions occupy the same place. A cop in one city must investigate the murder of a girl committed in the other. Read morePublished 13 days ago by John Lawson
This book started out very interesting, with the murder investigation shedding light on the concept of two cities built on top of each other, overlapping but unseeing of the... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Cody Jaffe