Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

Perdido Street Station

New Crobuzon #1

China Miéville

fiction fantasy science fiction speculative fiction adventurous challenging dark medium-paced

720 pages | first published 2000

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Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutant...
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Summary of 3530 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
adventurous 70%
mysterious 64%
tense 49%
challenging 48%
emotional 22%
sad 20%
reflective 16%
funny 10%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 28%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Plot: 30% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 23% | No: 22% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.93

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