I am not the biggest fan of reading so I was really disappointed when I found out I had to read a novel over break. Also, knowing this was going to be a difficult read before even purchasing the book did not help. This novel was one of the most confusing and difficult reads I have encountered. It was still interesting though. The novel contained many words or phrases that I have never even heard of him, which makes comprehend what is happening very difficult. I also found it very difficult to remember the characters throughout the novel. The names were confusing and I just could not recall certain things in the novel due to the difficult vocabulary being used. I found the novel very interesting still though. The events happening intrigued me and some even surprised me. For example, the novel begins by Borlu talking about a dead women. So obviously I’m already confused about the beginning of the novel. Something I really liked about what Mieville did in the novel was all of the twists and turns it had. I was caught off guard and surprised throughout the reading. Something very significant in this reading would be the characters. The characters play a crucial role here, there’s a murderer, a person that plants a bomb, etc. The thing I disliked most about this novel would probably be its difficulty. I constantly had to reread words, sentences, and phrases throughout the novel to try and understand what it is trying to say. Rereading this novel will help a lot and make things clear for me. Overall, this novel was confusing, yet interesting, and I recommend it for anyone, especially if you are interested in difficult reads or murders and mysteries.