Review: Mieville’s The Scar

The Scar
China Mieville
I think this is my favorite of Mieville’s trilogy of novels set in the world in and surrounding New Crobuzon. I can’t say why I like this one best, I think because the monsters in Perdido Street Station were too… monstery, and the socialism in the Iron Council was too… socialist. Plus, I am a total sucker for sea stories, and this one is a sea story.

So called “weird fiction” isn’t usually my thing. I tend to like my science ficiton sciency and my fantasy… actually, with rare exceptions, I don’t really like fantasy. But I make an exception for Mieville. He is such a good writer, and the world he creates here is so captivating, that I can overlook the slightly silly nature of this genre.

Recommended for the enthusiast.


About seanv2

Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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