June 10th, 2010, 09:29 AM
You wait 'til you try Kraken
June 11th, 2010, 12:36 AM
I thought The City and the City was an excellent read. Such a different writing style than previous favourites such as Perdidio Street Station and The Scar, but isn't variety the spice of life? I think Mieville did a fantastic job of making it seem real that two cities could exist in the same physical space.
Just finished Kraken and......I just don't know. I found some parts a little hard going, but that said, I finished it fairly quickly and think back about the story often. A lot of things going on at once (not necessarily a bad thing), and maybe it needed more about Goss and Subby! I think it needs a second read.
June 11th, 2010, 09:11 AM
By half way through those two were really beginning to annoy me...
Originally Posted by Westsiyeed
June 11th, 2010, 08:34 PM
I thought they were the least imaginative part of the story. We've seen the two henchmen done sooooo many times before that I didn't really feel they were at all interesting.
Maybe it's time for a Kraken thread.
August 31st, 2010, 11:01 AM
Originally Posted by StorAll
I had the same problem. I just couldnt get into this story at all. I have enjoyed his other books, and yes I know that they arent what you would call easy reads. But this one seemed so different to anything else. Not a fantasy/horror/sci-fi story at all.