I'm a long time reader and first time poster here. Of all Mieville's books I have only read Perdido Street Station and The City & The City (it's hard to get his books in Israel and I'm slightly paranoid about on-line shopping), so I stay away from disscussions of his other works, from fear of spoilers. Recently I wrote a post in my blog, about The City & The City. It's spoilery and also less then positive, so I realise that posting a link here is like an invitation to a clobbering. None the less, feel free to visit and disscuss.