Friday, February 20, 2009

Perdido Street Station

So, in an effort to acquire new fiction for my mind to devour, I checked out Perdido Street Station by China Miéville, as recommended by Drew on my LA visit.

The story world is a brilliant sort of non-Tolkien-derived fantasy, complete with science-magic, math-magic (Scott, you would like it), and a splash of steam punk for good measure. It is gripping, exciting, and in the end, rather rough. I just finished it tonight and feel shaken and slightly ill-at-ease, but in the good way that happens from immersive books.

My brain feels refreshed and newly hungry, after going quite awhile re-reading stories that I'd known already. Fortunately for me, there's more to the series.

I have to sit for awhile, though, and digest and ponder what I've read before I subject myself to another. Back to the library with it!


Charles said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to check it out. Have you read "The Deed of Paksenarrion"?

Wertle said...

I have not! Who is the author?