Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Garuda for him is a 'bird-man cool'

It was fantastic for the fantasy-fiction aficionados of the city with China Mieville, reading out from his latest book, The City and The City, at the British Council, Bangalore.

The writer had a roomful of eager audience — all well acquainted with Mieville’s characters — listening almost breathlessly, the silence broken only by giggles at his frequent, weird humour. Mieville describes his work as weird. But going entirely by the audience reactions, it feels much more than ‘weird’.

They find patterns, connections, political aspirations and more; and at the end of the book, they are left with what the author calls a “genuinely insoluble moral dilemma”.

Full report here DNA

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