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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE SEATTLE TIMES, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
 
When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime ...

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  • Author: China Mieville
  • Publish Date: 2010-04-27
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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE: The City And The City
    By: Anonymous
    2016-04-05 04:37:15

    This monothematic story could be an amazing movie, but should have been only a short story in book form. It was based on one very strong, creative theme, but that's it. There is not enough for a full novel and I found it hard to read after a while, with such repeated ideas. In turn, my other beef is the author's attempt to be too realistic in dialogue, leading to stilted, sloppy transactions (like in real life) but again tedious to read and too much swearing to boot. Still, I totally admire Mr Mieville's brilliant idea around which this text is set.

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