Waiting on Wednesday [182] – THE LAST DAYS OF NEW PARIS by China Mieville

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. It’s been years since I read China Miéville, but I’m very curious about this one:

The Last Days of New ParisTHE LAST DAYS OF NEW PARIS is an intense and gripping tale set in an alternative universe: June 1940 following Paris’ fall to the Germans, the villa of Air-Bel in Marsailles, is filled with Trotskyists, anti-fascists, exiled artists, and surrealists. One Air-Bel dissident decides the best way to fight the Nazis is to construct a surrealist bomb. When the bomb is accidentally detonated, surrealist Cataclysm sweeps Paris and transforms it according to a violent, weaponized dream logic.

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The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville. Releases in August 2016 from Del Rey. Not much of a description, but any China Miéville fan probably doesn’t care: you’re going to read it no matter what it’s about. I love the idea of a “surrealist bomb”, and I’m very curious to see how this author is going to handle alternate history. (Although I have to say the blurry letters on the cover are making my head hurt:-0)

Let me know what you’re waiting on!

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Posted January 20, 2016 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 14 Comments

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14 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [182] – THE LAST DAYS OF NEW PARIS by China Mieville

    • Tammy

      Only Mieville could pull that one off, well, I guess I can think of a couple of other authors who could as well:-D

  1. It has been a few years since I’ve had my one and only experience with China Mieville. I think I chose the wrong book in Kraken as my first one to start with too, as I’ve been told that’s not one of his best. Been meaning to pick up another one of his books since, but haven’t had the chance. Maybe I’ll try this one, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for it 🙂
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    • Tammy

      I’m a fan of Perdido Street Station and The Scar, in fact those are the only two I’ve read. I have heard some of his others missed the mark, but I am curious about this one.