I have just read a fairly challenging book, Embassytown by China Miéville. The review on the link is by Ursula Le Guin whose writing may have had some influence on China Miéville. Kafka also springs to mind.

One quote to share, “We were trying to find Language to make sense of a time before whatever came after.” spoken by Avice, the main character. 

Roland kept asking me what Embassytown was about. I struggled to define. It is science fiction and, as one reviewer wrote, anthropological. It is about semiotics, about politics, war … 

I do recommend this book if you’re up for a challenging read!


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