History Literature / PerdidoStreetStation

5th Sep '17 5:03:27 PM Peteman
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* DisabilitySuperpower: ''Brutally'' subverted with [[spoiler: Lin at the end. She becomes essentially mentally disabled, lobotomized from the slake-moth half-draining her of her mind. At one point, she spits out some of the material that she secretes to make her art, [[HopeSpot leading the reader to assume she may have kept her advanced artistic capabilities and thus a small portion of her mind]]... but the material splats on the ground in a mess, and Lin doesn't seem to be aware of what she's done or why she did it.]]

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* DisabilitySuperpower: ''Brutally'' subverted Subverted with [[spoiler: Lin at the end. She becomes essentially mentally disabled, lobotomized from the slake-moth half-draining her of her mind. At one point, she spits out some of the material that she secretes to make her art, [[HopeSpot leading the reader to assume she may have kept her advanced artistic capabilities and thus a small portion of her mind]]... but the material splats on the ground in a mess, and Lin doesn't seem to be aware of what she's done or why she did it.]]
7th Aug '17 10:35:00 AM Eygam
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** The title actually fits the book very well on a metaphorical level and correlates to the underlying theme of mixture, heterogenity, mutation and transition - Perdido Street is the central station that connects the city to other parts of the world.
4th Apr '17 9:31:47 AM HiddenWindshield
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* RenaissanceMan: Isaac dabbles in virtually ever science under the sun, often exploring new, underresearched areas just due to his obsession of the month. (And he manages simultaneously to ''not'' be an OmnidisciplinaryScientist; he doesn't know everything, so when someone comes to him with a new problem he has to spend weeks researching it and sometimes consults with experts in the fields he's not so good at.)

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* RenaissanceMan: Isaac dabbles in virtually ever every science under the sun, often exploring new, underresearched areas just due to his obsession of the month. (And he manages simultaneously to ''not'' be an OmnidisciplinaryScientist; he doesn't know everything, so when someone comes to him with a new problem he has to spend weeks researching it and sometimes consults with experts in the fields he's not so good at.)
3rd Apr '17 6:45:30 PM Sharlee
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** It says something about the novel that [[spoiler: the handlingers]] are a distant ''last'' on its list of BodyHorror examples.
16th Mar '17 12:33:43 AM intastiel
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Creator/ChinaMieville's sprawling monster-hunt, followed by related works ''Literature/TheScar'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'' (different stories set in the [[Literature/BasLagCycle same world]]) gave a name to the NewWeird movement and provided a counterpoint to the long, dreary march of Tolkien rip-offs. They're also excellent examples of SteamPunk.

Compare Literature/{{Kraken}}, by the same author.

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Creator/ChinaMieville's sprawling monster-hunt, followed by monster-hunt begins his ''Literature/BasLagCycle'', which includes the related works ''Literature/TheScar'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'' (different stories set in the [[Literature/BasLagCycle same world]]) ''Literature/IronCouncil''. These books gave a name to the NewWeird movement and provided a counterpoint to the long, dreary march of Tolkien rip-offs. They're also excellent examples of SteamPunk.

Compare Literature/{{Kraken}}, ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'', by the same author.
15th Mar '17 9:48:00 AM Sharlee
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* HorrifyingTheHorror: Even ''demons'' are afraid to confront the slake-moths.
28th Feb '17 5:41:43 AM SorPepita
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* PsychicNosebleeds: Isaac's [[spoiler:slake-moth trap]] causes 155 of these in various thaumaturgists and sensitives around the city. Two of these actually prove fatal.

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* PsychicNosebleeds: PsychicNosebleed: Isaac's [[spoiler:slake-moth trap]] causes 155 of these in various thaumaturgists and sensitives around the city. Two of these actually prove fatal.
6th Nov '16 4:53:56 PM dlchen145
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* BadAss: Yagharek and Jack Half-a-Prayer fit the bill in the more classic sense of the term, though Isaac and Derkhan's sheer bravery despite possessing no combat training definitely qualify them too.



* TheWorfEffect: Lemuel's bodyguard, Mr. X, is presented as an intimidating {{Badass}} through and through. Not only does a slake-moth kill him virtually instantly, but it does so simply to ''have something to throw'' at its intended target.

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* TheWorfEffect: Lemuel's bodyguard, Mr. X, is presented as an intimidating {{Badass}} badass through and through. Not only does a slake-moth kill him virtually instantly, but it does so simply to ''have something to throw'' at its intended target.
25th Oct '16 10:18:26 AM Vox
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* NonMaliciousMonster: Despite the havoc they wreak on the city, [[spoiler:the Slake-Moths can't exactly be described as "evil" - they're just hungry insects acting on their instincts to feed and reproduce.]]
20th Aug '16 6:57:10 AM HandsofaDream
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*** And the Weaver is somewhat reminiscent of D&D's phase spiders as well.
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