2014-03-15 · in Books, Bas-Lag · 76 words

Revolution in New Crobuzon — and a truly epic train journey. This reads as rather less enthusiastically strange than the previous two books, and the Wild West-inspired settings didn't really work for me, but the parallel stories are very effective and the ending's neatly-engineered.

Unfortunately, Miéville hasn't written another novel in this universe in the last decade (although Railsea looks promising). My recommended reading order for this series: Perdido Street Station, Iron Council, The Scar.