Originally Posted by wallcraft
I gave up half way through Embassytown, but I would still put it on a short list for a prize. It is a major work of science fiction, worth of consideration. Priest argues that it isn't up to Miéville's usual standard, but the appropriate comparison is to other titles published in the UK in 2011.
I've never been able to get through a single Mieville book. I find his prose and world building exhausting. It's all very impressive and completely uninvolving. Ditto Neal Stephenson.