Iron Council

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Rebellion and war race to take control of New Crobuzon in the award-winning Iron Council by China Mieville. It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming metropolis to the brink. In the midst of this turmoil, a mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group ...

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NinaVerbeena

Apr 7, 2007

Couldn't get into it

I really liked the fantastical characters in Perdido Street Station and The Scar, so I thought this book by China Mieville would be another great read. I also read King Rat, which wasn't as good (to me) as the first two, but still a good read. But for some reason, I just really had a hard time getting into the characters and the locations described in Iron Council. I was having a hard time following what was going on and why. I stopped before I even got a quarter of the way through the book. Perhaps if I had read a little further, it would have finally hooked me, but I have too many other unread books on my shelf to continue struggling with this one, so I'm moving on. I think China Mieville is a very talented wrtier; this book just wasn't the right one for me.

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