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 don’t know whether anyone I don’t know IRLz reads this, but if you do and I don’t know you, hi. I’m a thirty-two year old woman who grew up reading horror novels in such a random fiasco of nonmethodicality that I don’t feel like I really know anything about horror novels. Then in high [...]
GOD DAMMIT should I just change the name of this blog to “the I Am Sick of Rape Culture Book Blog?” I just finished Perdido Street Station and it was chugging along so nicely, the whole way, I was so into it, like the monsters were cool and the people got so beat up, and [...]
I have a friend who is cool. When I lived in Oakland and she did too she told me that I should read Samuel Delany. Well, we talked about books for a little while a couple times, and I was like “I just discovered China Mieville-” this was like six months ago, before I’d read [...]
Mr Mieville uses the word “russet” kind of a lot in Perdido Street Station.