Book Review - Embassytown by China Mieville

I was hyped. But my enjoyment peaked somewhere around Chapter 3 : Weird Spacetime Geometry and More Tantalizing Hints

In the end, it seems oddly shallow and uncritical. The same narrative about colonialism (island paradises and their fall from innocence, among others), wrapped in a cool science fiction facade. Especially since I expected a lot more and deeper social criticism from Mieville.

Aside, it's very short and dense.


"N/5 star" ratings aren't so good because it's always against expectations and experience.

3/5 for Mieville's work - which is still a 4.5/5 from among everything the bookstore, or in the general science fiction category. 4/5 compared to what I've been reading in the last years.

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