Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Book Review: The City & The City

Title: The City & The City
Author: China Mieville
Genre: Mystery/Urban Science Fiction
Rating: A+

140-Character Summary: A murder occurs in one city-state and the body is disposed of in another. The twist? The two city-states inhabit the same geographical space.

First 140-Characters of the Book: "I could not see the street or much of the estate. We were enclosed by dirt-coloured blocks, from windows out of which leaned vested men and..."

140-Character Review: An innovative twist on murder mystery/police procedural. Interesting "question" in the book: who lives in our city that we choose to not "see"?

140-Character Recommendation/Market Placement/Entry Point: Fans of out-of-the-box mysteries. Also, fans of conspiracy theories and illuminati-infused mysteries.

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