Book Review: Embassytown, by China Mieville

I think it’s pretty safe to suggest that most readers love and are enthralled by the power of language to take us places we’ve never been and to understand old concepts in new ways. That transformative power of language is at the heart of China Mieville’s 2011 wonderfully creative science fiction novel, Embassytown. The title…

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Book Review: The City and The City, by China Mieville

One of my favorite books from a couple of years ago was Kraken by China Mieville. I enjoyed that audiobook so much that there was a part of me that had some trepidation about reading more of Mieville’s books because I worried that maybe they wouldn’t be as good as that first one, right? Please…

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30 DoB Day 1: Best Book Last Year

When I first read this question on the 30 Days of Books list, I thought “Hrrrmmm… didn’t I already post this in some ‘2010 Favorites’ post?”  And the surprising answer is that I didn’t.  Well then here we go. Day 01 – Best book you read last year 2010 was a good year reading-wise for…

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Book Review: “Kraken” by China Mieville

When I finished the audiobook of China Mieville’s new novel “Kraken”, the first thing that went through my mind was was that it’s not too often that you come to the end of a book and think “I’ve never quite read anything like that before” – and it’s wonderful to realize that authors can still…

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