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Aug. 12th, 2010 01:28 pm
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Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about

Oh, hmm, I'm not sure. I have no idea how much people are reading or talking about books generally. I'd hate to go and suggest something really obvious that everyone has already read and spoken about. Okay, I'll hedge my bets and pick two.

First up, Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville. It's arguably his best work and manages the job of creating an interesting fantasy world that isn't reliant on the standard Tolkienesque settings and ideas.

Second up is Crooked Little Vein, by Warren Ellis. It's bizarre, and messed up, and wonderful. You know how when you like a book and you're trying to persuade other people to read it you might quote some of your favourite lines? I can't do that here because they are all my favourite lines. All of them. So yes, more people should be reading this so they can understand references to ostrich tantra and macroherpetophiles and what the secretary of state leaves in hotel rooms. 

Date: 2010-08-12 09:31 pm (UTC)
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'Perdido Street Station' is one of my very top fantasy books of all time. I need to re-read it again soon.

Mary Gentle's work is up there too.

Date: 2010-08-12 10:26 pm (UTC)
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No spoilers please! It's near the top of my reading list, which is extremely long ;-)

It'll have to go some way to beat 'Iron Council', I have to say.

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