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This Census Taker

This Census Taker Free download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nses that his days of isolation are over but by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries Is he the boy’s friend His enemy Or something altogether oth. Wow I really seem to be in the minority here people loved this book Me Not so much I ll write why as soon as I ve gotten over my disappointment It just seemed so promising Disclaimer I may be unnecessarily hard on this book but that is only because of its lost potential and my belief that the author is one of the most essential writers of this era There s no denying China Mi ville is an extraordinary challenging writer I ve personally had a slightly mixed bag experience with his books beginning with the beguiling and utterly bonkers Railsea before falling utterly head over heels with the language of Embassytown The City the City was incredible but difficult slow going while Un Lun Dun was a perfectly adeuate disappointment feeling rather too derivative a younger Neverwhere perhaps but still fun The least of his books for me was Kraken which still felt somewhat too familiar and not nearly fun enough for its conceptHis best works are exceptional his worst at least inventive It s a fine line that separates the two and I think it has something to do with the combination of idea and language Railsea and Embassytown had both The City and the City had such an astounding idea that the duller writing was excused This Census Taker has an idea but it is hidden out of sight in the corners and crevices of the story You can catch glimpses of it out of the corner of your eye but there is nothing to grab on to nothing solid to hold Comprehension is not the end game here and this aspect of the story I unreservedly loved There are ruined cities and destroyed civilisations in the distance The boy is fighting to understand the destruction of his own small world while the world itself seems to be barely settling from its own destruction I pictured thisShaun Tan s worlds this one is from The Arrival and astounding imageries are a perfect fit and if this book were ever to be illustrated then he is the only one to do it justice I think But for it to be worthy of illustration this story needs some serious workThe lack of clarity is emphatically not an issue here It is the pure physical writing that lets down everything else I ve seen Mi ville spin words into gold pull the most obscure and perfect phrase from the depths of this language and possibly others too turn punctuation into plot and each time capture in all in the most perfect font possible Language for him is clearly incredibly important and his skill with it is undeniable So why is this book so painful to read The constant changing of tenses is awkward the shifts between first second and third person perspectives are hideously clumsy Since reading this I ve seen reviews that argue it intentionally re creates the confusion the main character is feeling The argument is admittedly very valid and fits with how Mi ville tends to write pushing boundaries That doesn t mean it works Risks are essential yes and he seems always willing to take them Risks don t always pay off This review here by Bill Morris says it bestThere was no escaping the fact that I was reading a bad book by a very fine writer but it occurred to me that this was actually a good thing China Mi ville a writer with an international cult following whose commercial success is every bit as secure as Murakami or Franzen s had dared to do something that they so far have not He had dared to take risks he had dared to leave his comfort zone he had dared to fail And that s precisely what he did I find a failure of this kind far admirable if not satisfying than another safe commercial successHis other words those that aren t changing tenses and times and perspectives lie flat and dull on the page There is no emotional investment we are left clinically cold and not through fear but through apathy If that was also the intent then I applaud it worked But his previous books have shown the ability to create a similar tension without the complete lack of emotion cardboard cutouts and I so badly wanted that to be the case againAs I said before This Census Taker has an idea but that is lost in the experiment I only wish the idea had triumphed here Ritual Power Healing and Community your eye but there is nothing to grab on to nothing solid to hold Comprehension is not the end game here and this aspect of the story I unreservedly loved There are ruined cities and destroyed civilisations in the distance The boy is fighting to understand the destruction of his own small world while the world itself seems to be barely settling from its own destruction I pictured thisShaun Tan s worlds this one is from The Arrival and astounding imageries are a perfect fit and if this book were ever to be illustrated then he is the only one to do it justice I think But for it to be worthy of illustration this story needs some serious workThe lack of clarity is emphatically not an issue here It is the pure physical writing that lets down everything else I ve seen Mi ville spin words into gold pull the most obscure and perfect phrase from the depths of this language and possibly others too turn punctuation into plot and each time capture in all in the most perfect font possible Language for him is clearly incredibly important and his skill with it is undeniable So why is this book so painful to read The constant changing of tenses is awkward the shifts between first second and third person perspectives are hideously clumsy Since reading this I ve seen reviews that argue it intentionally re creates the confusion the main character is feeling The argument is admittedly very valid and fits with how Mi ville tends to write pushing boundaries That doesn t mean it works Risks are essential

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This Census Taker Free download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ter witnessing a profoundly traumatic event a boy is left alone in a remote house on a hilltop with his increasingly deranged parent When a stranger knocks on his door the boy se. I can t say that I m completely satisfied with this novella but I can say that I m haunted by it I m haunted by all the little details that make up this world so much like our own the hints of wars and magics and strange chemicals and vials and keys that provide people with purpose and a way out or through the labyrinths of their lives Not to mention a very Schrodinger s Cat view of reality where murderers are and are not where the murdered is and is not where perhaps everything is rewritten and only census takers can determine the correct averageNot that I m truly or even likely getting the grok of this novel I am just using my intuition But it s possibleWe ve got a murder mystery first and foremost and not even the MC a kid who constantly doubts what he s seen can really take the measure of it No one in the town can but everyone suspects everythingAnd then there s the trademark monsters and monstrosities that Meivill is so good atI can honestly say this feels like a mature work from his earlier stuff willing to take the slow path while all the little details encroach upon us from the periphery I respect it It also happens to be nominated for the 17 Hugos and while I wouldn t put it at the top of my list I totally agree it should be here It s very impressive in its way even if I catch myself wanting a lot than where it ended

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This Census Taker Free download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free For readers of George Saunders Kelly Link and Karen Russell This Census Taker is the poignant and uncanny new novella from award winning and bestselling author China Miéville Af. Creepy weird little bookChina Mieville is self described as a writer in the new weird genre and so he is living up to his name Readers who enjoyed his The City the City andEmbassytown will know what I mean and he is following along this path in his 2016 publication Mieville has also stated that he wants to write a novel in every genre and this may be his Kafka entry as this blends elements of surrealism and absurdity into a complicated narrative set in imagery that seems to be always overcast dark and gloomyThe narrator looks back to his childhood sometimes writing in the third person but also makes circuitous references to his writing in the present He describes growing up in a Beckettesue house with his mother and father and lots of strange goings on His father is a key maker with hints towards the supernatural and mystical There are explanations about his parents being from different countries of accented languages and translated writings only thinly understood There are dirty street children who play mimic like games and who catch bats off a bridge There is a hole into darkness into which his father tosses refuse and the corpses of his murders There is a census taker who must write it all downMieville uses symbolism metaphor and simile to great advantage and creates a mood and dramatic tension that is intriguing and entertaining but freuently hard to followPerhaps not the best book for new readers and this may be regarded as one of his lesser works this is nonetheless a uniue visit with a very talented and imaginative writer

  • Hardcover
  • 210
  • This Census Taker
  • China Miéville
  • English
  • 04 July 2019
  • 9781101967324

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