A review by djwudi
The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders

adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


The alien world and its creatures are interesting, as are the slowly degrading human cultures, but I had a hard time getting past the many unhealthy and frequently destructive relationships among the characters. Not a bad book, really, but not a particularly pleasant one.