Originally Posted by caleb72
Mieville is my favourite author, but even I struggled with Kraken. I think it took me close to a month to finish it. That's not to say I didn't like it - I did. But at the same time I found it a difficult and slow read.
Out of all of his books, it's probably the one I've liked least.
He's a bit of a strange one, that's for sure. I think his work varies more than most writers, and disliking one book isn't a good reason to dismiss all of his stuff (and vice versa).
I didn't much like Perdido Street Station
, and it put me off trying anything else by him, until I had to read The City & the City
because it won a Hugo, and then Embassytown
when it was nominated last year. I really liked both of those, and there isn't a lot common to all three.