, July 15, 2012
(view all comments by curtisophigus)
China Mieville has done it again! It would be amazing to see a visual display of his minds eye when he is creating the worlds that he writes. However, it is nice that he paints just enough of a picture with words to guide you, yet allow a bit of your own imagination to color in the gaps. Embassytown deals heavily with the linguistic genre of alien like lifeforms, and the use of language/communication amongst the characters is brilliant and something a little different from most likely anything you have read before. I highly recommend it!