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The City & The City (2009)

de China Miéville

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE SEATTLE TIMES, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
 
When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman??s secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them more than their lives. What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, m… (mais)

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    The Yiddish Policemen's Union de Michael Chabon (grizzly.anderson, kaipakartik)
    grizzly.anderson: Both are police procedural mysteries set in slightly alternate worlds.
    kaipakartik: Both are detective tales in alternate settings
  2. 122
    Invisible Cities de Italo Calvino (snarkhunt)
    snarkhunt: Calvino's book is a travelogue of impossible societies while China's book is a sweet little noir stuck in the middle of one.
  3. 112
    Lugar Nenhum de Neil Gaiman (ahstrick)
  4. 91
    Anathem de Neal Stephenson (chmod007, sturlington)
    chmod007: Both novels depict coexisting-but-dissociated societies — drastically foreign to the world we live in — but help us reflect on it.
  5. 70
    Finch de Jeff VanderMeer (ShelfMonkey)
  6. 70
    Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius [short story] de Jorge Luis Borges (bertilak)
  7. 60
    Un Lun Dun de China Miéville (heidialice)
    heidialice: May be an obvious recommendation, but these books cover a similar (very original) premise in very different ways. Un Lun Dun is for young teens, smaller in scope and message-heavy; The City & The City for adults, deals with complex themes and offers no easy answers. Both display Mieville's consummate skills and elegant humor.… (mais)
  8. 61
    Orsinian Tales de Ursula K. Le Guin (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: Le Guin's Orsinia may have been an inspiration for Mieville's mythical Orciny in The City and the City.
  9. 40
    Hav de Jan Morris (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: Miéville's The City and the City acknowledges Jan Morris as an influence on his fractured cities novel, and Morris' travel book novel Hav (fictional trips to a fictional state) is the most likely reference.
  10. 41
    Night Watch de Sergei Lukyanenko (julienne_preacher)
    julienne_preacher: Both books are about divided realities (and both books are awesome).
  11. 30
    The Power de Naomi Alderman (charl08)
    charl08: Both books ask questions about what we take for granted in our everyday realtors..
  12. 30
    A Maze of Death de Philip K. Dick (AlanPoulter)
    AlanPoulter: Two tales of paranoia and murder set in very odd worlds that just get stranger....
  13. 20
    The Kindly Ones de Melissa Scott (sandstone78)
    sandstone78: Similar themes of parallel societies.
  14. 20
    The Other City de Michal Ajvaz (bunnygirl)
    bunnygirl: Czech novel about an alternate Prague; not mentioned as one of the influences for this novel, but perhaps going on a bit of the same (disputed?) territory
  15. 31
    Embassytown de China Miéville (Usuário anônimo)
  16. 20
    Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun de Gene Wolfe (LamontCranston)
    LamontCranston: In many of Wolfes works he writes like Mieville has in the first person of imagined lands, unlike Mieville his characters do not improbably stop to explain to themselves (and thus to the audience) what a term or reference means - the narrative provides enough information for the audience to figure it out themselves.… (mais)
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    Ways of Worldmaking de Nelson Goodman (sek_smith, sek_smith)
    sek_smith: Ways of World Making explains the cognitive processes that allow us to unsee and,thus, understand. The City & the City is a practical application of the concept, most rigorous and well weaved. Very entertaining fiction with plenty of meaning
    sek_smith: This is not a fiction book, but an essay on relativity applied to epistemology. For many interested in the psychological mechanisms at work in The city & the City, this is a good read.
  18. 20
    The Windup Girl de Paolo Bacigalupi (sturlington)
  19. 20
    A Man of Shadows de Jeff Noon (grizzly.anderson)
    grizzly.anderson: Detective stories set in cites that are turned about 90 degrees from the reality we understand.
  20. 20
    Gnomon de Nick Harkaway (paradoxosalpha)
    paradoxosalpha: Sfnal police procedurals with an epistemological/metaphysical edge.

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Deep state spoiler.
( )
  boermsea | Jan 22, 2024 |
Story: 6 / 10
Characters: 7
Setting: 10
Prose: 7

A brilliant setting that doesn't quite compensate for the mediocre story. In the end, the story is a simple murder mystery. However, the unusual spacial duality of the cities is so captivating that you can almost forget that this plot has been told too many times before. ( )
  MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |
A fascinating central concept, one that works best in the early chapters when it is still hazy and mysterious. However the exposition takes it a bit too far into the literal, and then it is just a matter of a pretty ordinary mystery plot ticking to a close. ( )
  audient_void | Jan 6, 2024 |
I liked this, but it was not as immersive as The scar or Perdido street station. It was entertaining, but to me, not his best work. ( )
  zjakkelien | Jan 2, 2024 |
This book was really good… at making me fall asleep. Wasn’t for me! ( )
  lavellemt | Dec 27, 2023 |
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Subtly, almost casually, Miéville constructs a metaphor for modern life in which our habits of "unseeing" allow us to ignore that which does not directly affect our familiar lives. Yet he doesn't encourage us to understand his novel as a parable, rather as a police mystery dealing with extraordinary circumstances. The book is a fine, page-turning murder investigation in the tradition of Philip K Dick, gradually opening up to become something bigger and more significant than we originally suspected.
adicionado por andyl | editarThe Guardian, Michael Moorcock (May 30, 2009)
 
Readers should shed their preconceptions and treat themselves to a highly original and gripping experience.The City & The City is still Urban Fantasy, yes, but don't look for elves on motorcycles or spell-casting cops. China Miéville has done something very different, new, and — oh yeah — weird.
adicionado por PhoenixTerran | editario9, Chris Hsiang (May 28, 2009)
 
The novel works best when Miéville trusts his storytelling instincts. I was immediately entranced by the premise of doppel cities and didn't need it explained at every turn.

At times, I appreciated the intellectual brilliance of "The City" more than I lost myself in it. Borlú seemed an archetype more than a fleshed-out character. That's OK. The real protagonists here are the mirror cities themselves, and the strange inner workings that make them, and their residents, tick.
adicionado por Shortride | editarLos Angeles Times, Denise Hamilton (May 25, 2009)
 
Miéville’s achievement is at once remarkable and subtle. His overlapping cities take in an aspect of our own world—social conventions—wholesale. But by describing those conventions using conceptual tools borrowed from traditional “worldbuilding” fantasy, he heightens awareness of the unnoticed in our own lives. He doesn’t give us symbols. He gives us real life rendered with all the more clarity for its apparent weirdness.
 

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Miéville, Chinaautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Bauche-Eppers, EvaÜbersetzerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Drechsler, ArndtArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Lee, JohnNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Mège, NathalieTraductionautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Mäkelä, J. PekkaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Miller, EdwardArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Nati, MaurizioTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE SEATTLE TIMES, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
 
When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman??s secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them more than their lives. What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, m

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