The City & The City

The City & The City

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When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlu must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other.

With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, the multi-award winning The City & The City by China Mieville is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 25mm | 264g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 033053419X
  • 9780330534192
  • 8,538

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Fiction of the new century. Neil Gaiman
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Fiction of the new century. -- Neil Gaiman
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About China Mieville

China Mieville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award (Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City) and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice (Perdido Street Station and The Scar).
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65,262 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 30% (19,548)
4 40% (26,425)
3 21% (13,565)
2 6% (3,926)
1 3% (1,798)

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Like no other book i've ever read, and still not his best. A great read that will stick with you more
by Sean McGuinness
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