Fofo’s #CBR4 Review #09: Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
Profile: Speculative Fiction, Weird Fantasy, Psychological Horror, Bas-Lag
From the first convoluted, rambling monologue to the final disturbing image, Perdido Street Station is a novel that tries to get into your head. The language is dense, the subjects are macabre and the book drips with the some of the most disturbing nightmares to every crawl onto the page. While the masses still think of fantasy as the bright nostalgia of knights, elves and evil vanquished, Miéville has crafted a world that bypasses our ego and plunges straight into the id, grabbing hold of the brainstem and refusing to let go.