The City and the City - China Miéville holy son of a mother... This book was messed up. The plot, of a murdered women was excellent but the story surround it was not. There were not only grammatically issues within the book but WAY too much swearing. Not only that, there were things that were not explained and you as the reader just had to guess at what they were. For example, if the detective was in Beszel, he had to "unseen" everything that was across the street in Ul Qoma. It just made no sense. Plus it was hard to follow with names and words that were extremely hard to pronounce. Plus the book never really tells you who did what.. I mean it does but it doesn't. The author left a lot of holes and things unexplained. Plus there were these odd jumps in the conversation that didn't fit..