Oh I forgot to tell you about this realization I had about China Mieville’s Bas-Lag books! I really liked The Scar, and I liked Iron Council even more, but I thought Perdido Street Station fell apart at the end. Interestingly, I was listening to the really noisy, abrasive first couple of Sonic Youth albums as I was finishing Iron Council, and I was listening to them as I was finishing The Scar, too! What if the only reason I liked those books is that listening to Kim Gordon strain and shriek makes my heart receptive to… love?
What if indeed.