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Looking for Jake

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This short sto­ry col­lec­tion is all sorts of good. Sad­ly I ran out of Chi­na Mieville to read, I will have to find some more.

Iron Council (New Crobuzon, #3)

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Hap­py to read an­oth­er New Crobu­zon book. It seems to me that the world there is get­ting just a tad too weird, it seems that ev­ery­thing is there, adding new sen­tient races as need­ed, with ex­act­ly the tal­ents re­quired for the plot.

How­ev­er, the plot it­self moves for­ward nice­ly and the end­ing is pret­ty good (and that has been a Mieville weak­ness in some ear­li­er book­s).

All in al­l, liked it a lot.

The Scar (New Crobuzon, #2)

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I did­n't know there were oth­er New Crobu­zon books oth­er than Per­di­do Street Sta­tion, which I re­al­ly en­joyed, so this was a very pleas­ant sur­prise.

I did­n't like it *quite* as much as Per­di­do Street Sta­tion, but that's just be­cause I liked that oth­er one so much.

Grip­ping world build­ing, nice plot, too. The char­ac­ters are maybe a lit­tle too on the "mis­te­ri­ous stranger" style, but hey, it's Chi­na Mieville so that was to be ex­pect­ed.

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