- File Size: 1051 KB
- Print Length: 23 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (September 28, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 28, 2016
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LWL4UGP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The City Born Great: A Tor.com Original Kindle Edition
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There are enemies. There are always enemies, but a great city will defeat them with the help of its chosen midwives, people who love their cities so much that they become a physical part of them.
It's a beautiful idea, particularly if you live in a city you love, as I do. If you feel the rhythm of your city's life and cherish it, and the people in it. And Jemisin's prose, though spare, spares us nothing of the fear, and hope, and joy of New York becoming a living city in the presence of Paris, Sao Paulo, and many others who gather there and await the birth.
It is a beautiful story. I finished it and wanted to reread it immediately. I didn't. It was late, I had two more Kindle singles to get through, and I was growing tired. But I know I will in the future, that's how much I loved it. Every time I read something by Nora Jemisin I recall again that she is a Hugo winner, and think, "Well of course."
But believe me now when I say I am not exaggerating a single bit: this is one of the best things I have ever read. Ever. Best. EVER.
I love cities. I love cities-as-characters, cities-as-people, cities-as-magic and ohmygod in such a small space, Jemisin has done all of this and this is SO DAMNED GOOD I want to cry thinking about the perfection of this story.
So yeah, I liked it.