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reading (listening? it's an audiobook) a book by china mieville called "perdido street station", it's really really good. i don't usually read weird fiction but i really enjoyed "the city and the city" by china and decided to read the rest of his stuff.

my stomach has never lurched so much from an audiobook before, the visuals are incredible. can't put it down (pause it? it's an audiobook)

@koosli @belljar @pelagikat I read it a couple of years ago. Was trying to see if I could read a bit of so-called Steampunk and that was the #1 recommendation. Loved it but didn't follow up with the sequels.

@uxintro @belljar @pelagikat sweet, I'm in a big reading phase atm so it's good to have a few selections lined up

@koosli @belljar @pelagikat I'm not. But you lot have unintentionally guilted me into picking my current book to at least read a chapter.

@uxintro @koosli @pelagikat that's why i have an audible subscription, easy to listen to book and toot :toot:

@belljar @koosli @pelagikat I've been seriously considering it. Or just getting audiobooks through the library.

@uxintro @belljar @pelagikat I have been meaning to check out what the library has in audio, so I can complete more than one hobby simultaneously

@belljar @koosli @uxintro I went through a big phase of audiobooks a few years ago. Now I have a neverending list of podcasts instead.

@pelagikat @belljar @koosli That is the #1 reason that's blocking me from audiobooking.

@belljar The City and the City is definitely my favourite Miéville book. Have you seen the miniseries TV adaptation?

Perdido Street Station (and the two Bas-Lag “sequels”) are amazing universe building.

I also recommend Embassytown; it really appealed to the linguist in me.

@futzle i haven't seen it yet! been meaning to but just haven't gotten around to it. keen to get into the rest of his stuff

@belljar Recommended: get them as ebooks so you can save time looking up the myriad words you won’t know.

@futzle i'm listening to embassytown at the moment, and it's really good! can't put this one down either 😱

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