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This Census Taker

Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í China Miéville This Census Taker Read & Download Ù 104 China Miéville Í 4 Read & Download D his uestions Is he friend Enemy Or something else altogetherA novella filled with beauty terror and strangeness This Census Taker by China Miéville is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity. One of my Hugo Award nominees novella 2016 A boy runs screaming into a village having witnessed something horribleYears later the narrator tells us he is imprisoned under guard allowed to write this book in a solitary roomThere is something he tells us that his manager told himYou never put anything down except to be read Every word ever written is written to be read and if some go unread that s only chance failure they re like grubs that die without changingSo my first is a book of numbers It s lists and calculations and for efficiency I write it using ciphers This first book s for everyone though almost no one wants it or would know how to read itThe third of my three books is for me You ll keep one is what he told me for you alone to read But you ll never be sure that no one else will read them that s the risk and that s how the third book works You ll write it not because there s no possibility it ll be found but because it costs too much to not write it The second book s for readers he said But you can t know when they ll come if they do It s the book for telling But you can still use it to tell secrets and send messages The second book s performanceThis is the second book In it this man this census taker tells us of his childhood and hints at how he came to be where he is and who he isIt s not a pleasant tale It s the tale of a child who has no one to trust The first thing we learn is that perhaps he cannot even trust his own memory He certainly cannot trust the psychopath that he is bound to The law cannot be depended on to protect him His friends are incapable of doing so Citizens wait for the presence of authority but from where does that authority deriveRight before reading this book I has a discussion with some friends in which we bemoaned the recent popularity of stories with ambiguous endings which seem to be all too popular these days I have to admit in some ways this is one of these Both the narrator and the author know far than they are telling and the reader is left to guess Much of this world exists outside the scope of these pages There s as much going on outside that circumference as there is within it However nevertheless I absolutely loved this book It didn t feel unfinished and at no point did I feel like Mi ville was cheating by refusing to make a decision He knows than he s telling here but he definitely knows The book is beautifully structured with every element working in the context of the whole and working around to a feeling of closing the circle of completion even though much is yet unrevealedWhat is revealed is wonderfully tantalizing For much of the book on might guess that the setting is any of number of poverty stricken war torn contemporary locations But we do get to find out that it is a post apocalyptic setting after some kind of anti technology revolution However some people seem to retain some kind of abilities are they technology based or some kind of magic We re not sureIn a way I believe that the point of the book is that it doesn t matter The average person has no idea how many things work We don t know here the point or goal of the census or why unknown forces might want or not want it completed What has a psychopathic killer fled and what has shaped his strange and terrifying dysfunctional episodes We don t know but all these things ring true as things that just might not be known On the other hand the narrator does at the end refer to his book this book as a prologue It would certainly be wonderful if Mi ville were to write a longer novel set in this intriguing world Kulay terror and strangeness This Census Taker by China Miéville is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity. 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Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í China Miéville This Census Taker Read & Download Ù 104 China Miéville Í 4 Read & Download In a remote house on a hilltop a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event He tries and fails to flee Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent he dreams of safety of joining the other children in the town be. That s the last one of the Hugo finalist novellas I had set out to read The author describes his genre as weird fiction and I won t argue here This is a strange book that leaves way too many open uestions and refuses to fit into any single genre And these are things I normally like I really admire books that manage to pull it off but this one didn t do it at least not for me The writing is beautiful and there are elements I enjoyed the magical keys the idea of three books the whole metaphor with animals in bottles but overall it felt very disjointed I know it makes sense to be disjointed it s from the point of view of a confused and traumatized young boy But still it was hard to get into At last I did get into the story and then it ended Honestly the last 10 pages or so felt as if the story was about to begin

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Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í China Miéville This Census Taker Read & Download Ù 104 China Miéville Í 4 Read & Download Low of escapeWhen at last a stranger knocks at his door the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries What is the purpose behin. You ll write it not because there s no possibility it ll be found but because it costs too much to not write it China Mi ville This Census Taker LORD if you were to record iniuities Lord who could remain standing Psalms 1303 International Standard VersionI would probably consider this to be a bridge novella spanning the gap somewhere between the shores of novel and novella a scandal with gravity perhaps It weighs in at just a uinternion over 200 pages in a 575 x 75 format For Mi ville this book is a surprise as much as any thing new with Mi ville is ever REALLY a surprise It has the tone and feel of his earlier novels but this one is uite Spartan and reserved A couple stories in Three Moments of an Explosion hinted at this styleHe has really dialed back his normal complexity his labyrinthian plots and prose This is a guy who knows he can dervish dance and dive with his prose and now KNOWS you know but is comfortable just sitting there like a jaguar all potential energy ready to pounce You can feel that confidence and almost relaxed alertness in his prose and in this story Anyway I expect I will be pointing to this novel in the future and saying this marks the beginning of a mature Mi ville He isn t content to just dazzle us with his brain and unleashed torrents He s good now He will now slowly unsettle us with his art his craft the fog at the edge of our field of view and the cracks in caves that hold dark storiesI think part of this is due to time spent at the MacDowell colony reading John Hawkes and perhaps hanging with Denis Johnson

  • Hardcover
  • 140
  • This Census Taker
  • China Miéville
  • English
  • 15 November 2020
  • 9781509812141

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