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Add to cart. Specs Description Press Excerpts. Pages: Format: Softcover. Dimensions: 6. ISBN Year: The reader is very good, but isn't very skilled at female voices, which is slightly irritating for a novel with a female protagonist Would you listen to The Scar again? The imaginative richness it contains almost made me angry it's so abundant. Mieville should be considered a national treasure, dammit.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? The complexity of the characters is beyond compelling. Yes, really. Loved it. Both are great. Some books just leave a mark on you. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.
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Because in this book, every character has their share of scars — be they physical and bloody or emotional and invisible. Sometimes the characters become better for it, and sometimes the characters are broken by them. Whether or not scars make you better or worse, they seem to be defining points in the lives of the characters who inhabit this book. For me, The Scar was a defining point in my reading.
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I first encountered The Scar back when it came out almost 15 years ago. I had devoured Perdido Street Station, and was delighted to discover this one. So I was delighted that Random House finally brought it out in the U. Here be pirates, sea monsters, magic, strange creatures like the Mosquito Women and the Scabmettlers, rogues like the Brucolac and Uther Doel, and heroes like Bellis Coldwine and Tanner Sack. In this story, the journey is literally everything.
And all the monsters, characters, and crazy-ass worldbuilding he created for this excursion to Bas Lag are as wicked, weird, and intoxicating as ever. Gildart Jackson had a difficult job bringing all these iconic characters to life.
And he does it with aplomb. Originally posted at the AudioBookaneers. Countless trillions are possible, many milliards are likely, millions might be considered probable, several occur as possibilities to us as observers - and one comes true. There are chapters and lines and threads of this novel that contained amazing prose, brilliant ideas, funky characters, compelling themes, etc. I loved the motifs and themes China used: possibilities, scars, home, books, politics, community, etc.click here
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But there were also just too damn many pages. It could have been edited better. Also, someone a puissant editor, perhaps? A reader who is paying attention is going to allow a word like gout or puissant to pop up just a few times in a novel that is pages. Once you start dropping it in almost every chapter it practically begs the reader to start snickering or slap their forehead. But still I liked the novel. I devoted a few days to reading it. I loved its potential, and my review is just me letting off some steam ba dum tss about it not living up to what I hoped.
I will, eventually, read his other books. I just don't feel compelled to read Iron Council tomorrow. For me at least, I felt the same let down after reading Kraken - 4 stars but maybe 3. But hell, the guy still has managed to turn out better SF than most.
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It was infinitely better than Cherie Priest's Boneshaker. Seriously, I had to bell, book and candle that piece of steampunk garbage. Only time healed those stupid steampunk wounds and I still have the scars. I read the Scar long before I listened to it. It's one of my favorite books.
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I revisited it audio form in my long commutes, and the narration does it an extreme disservice. Gildart Jackson is a capable narrator, but misunderstands the two core main characters of this story. They are deep characters, with complex inner lives, but there outward face to the world is cold, quiet, and calculating. Jackson unfortunately reads them in weird histrionic tones that does not match the very aspect that brings them together. Moments on the page that gave me deep chills are rendered innocuous, or worse, ridiculous by Jackson's interpretation.
This is an amazing book.
Read it in wonder and skip this flawed interpretation. If you could sum up The Scar in three words, what would they be? Fantastically Weird Voyage. What other book might you compare The Scar to and why?