I need a breath of fresh air. Any fans of the ‘New Weird’ writer China Miéville? I’m two-thirds through Perdido Street Station, wondering whether I want to continue. His imagination can’t be faulted, but a lot of it is revolting. One critic said it was the Wizard of Oz written by the Marquis de Sade. Perhaps they were thinking of the scenes where the main character has alien head sex with an insect, or the brothel of bioengineered monstrosities. At the moment, the characters are wandering round a sewer. And their ears have been cut off by a reality-weaving giant spider. Says it all, really.
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