I’ve Stepped Into The City

The City & The City

See this book? It has intimidated me for a long time. Well, more specifically, this author scares the hell out of me. I don’t know what it is but every time I pick up one of his books I feel as if I just won’t “get it” and then put it down again.

However, Care and a handful of other bloggers got the idea to read it together this summer. Not a formal read-along because I don’t do well with those, but an informal one where we read one half, chat about it and then read the other half and chat some more. If I get through this book, I will consider it an accomplishment because I haven’t been able to get through it before. I think most of the discussion will take place on Twitter and you can find the discussions with the new hashtag #SitCatC.

Anyway, wish me luck. I’ve got a lot going on this summer and it is not at all the breezy summer I had hoped it to be, but I’m game. I’ve already read a few chapters and so far, so good.

20 thoughts on “I’ve Stepped Into The City”

    1. He’s written some very popular books (Embassytown, Kraken) and then this one. Lots of readers find him challenging, but enjoy his writing. We’ll see!

  1. Seriously, what Jill said! If you can read Murakami, you can read this guy! I listened to this one on audio, and it was…challenging. Primarily BECAUSE it was on audio. I had to pay attention. But I loved it. So so clever, this man. I need to read more of him.

  2. Good luck, sounds like a challenge, but you can do it (if you want). But then again it is summer, so dont kill yourself on tough reads

  3. Good luck Ti! Heard so much about China Meville, I’ll be listening to what you have to say and decide if I want to read his books!

  4. I so wanted to join you guys with this one but I’ve just got too many review books (again!) that I need to get to. Can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of it.

    1. I am at Chapter 12 right now and to me, it just seems as if he is saying the same thing over and over again. The set-up is taking awhile.

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