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Marilee J. Layman

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04:14 pm: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
I got to page 113 after four days and uttered the Eight Deadly Words. This book is full of description and in the first 113 pages almost nothing happens, but boy, do we know what things look like. It's just the wrong kind of book for me.

The book is set in what might be a very far future Earth and there are many races. The book centers on one city and its justice system and inhabitants. I don't know what happens.

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From:firecat
Date:July 1st, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I liked the writing style and I cared a little bit what happened to the city, but I didn't really care what happened to the people either. And yep, if you aren't enjoying it by page 113, don't bother.
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From:heleninwales
Date:July 1st, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
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You got as far as page 113 before uttering the Eight Deadly Words? I admire your stamina. :)
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 1st, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
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I know so many people who liked it, so I kept expecting things to happen!
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 2nd, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Oh good. Because I have some more of his down the line. The disadvantage of reading five years behind is that when I find I don't like an author, I probably have more of theirs already.
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