Free Square

Perdido Street Station - China MiƩville

This is a re-read for my RL book club as well.

 

This is the second time I have read Perdido Street Station.  I enjoyed it far more this time.  The first time I read it, I gave it three stars.  Now, it's four.

 

It is a weird novel that would also work for the cryptozoologist square.

 

It traces the paths of scientist in a city.  He is hired to make a winged being fly again, but he then gets caught up in rebellion.  The world building is wonderful.  It is like a cross between Dickens and Dr. Who.  There is much in the book about government and rights, and class, and moths, and bugs, and icky stuff.

 

I do wish, however, that the central female lead didn't disappear for a large section of the book.