History YMMV / PerdidoStreetStation

4th Aug '17 12:04:36 PM poi99
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* MostWritersAreMale: How many ''female'' readers were puzzled for even a moment about what "choice-theft in the second degree" would turn out to be?
11th Jun '17 12:25:12 PM nombretomado
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Meet [[spoiler: Lin]], hard-working, talented, bitter, dysfunctional, [[spoiler: trying to come to terms with her abandonment of her society and culture]]. [[WomenInRefrigerators Stuffed into a fridge halfway through the story]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Meet [[spoiler: Lin]], hard-working, talented, bitter, dysfunctional, [[spoiler: trying to come to terms with her abandonment of her society and culture]]. [[WomenInRefrigerators [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Stuffed into a fridge halfway through the story]].
28th Feb '17 5:52:58 AM SorPepita
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** Dear God, anytime they mention Remaking. Especially [[spoiler: The woman who has her baby's arms grafted to her face.]] Spoiler Not Safe for Sanity.

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** Dear God, anytime they mention Remaking. Especially [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:the woman who has her baby's arms grafted to her face.]] Spoiler Not Safe for Sanity.
28th Feb '17 5:49:50 AM SorPepita
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* FridgeHorror: Throughout ''Perdido Street Station'', there are snippets of reports of an eye-snatching serial killer dumping eyeless victims all over the city. [[IntrepidReporter Benjamin Flex]] gets snatched by New Crobuzon's militia [[spoiler: tortured for information, and is later found, dead and eyeless, in the river.]] A few chapters later, Mayor Rudgutter mentions that his eyes are failing. [[spoiler: He'll have to get another pair...]]

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* FridgeHorror: Throughout ''Perdido Street Station'', there are snippets of reports of an eye-snatching serial killer dumping eyeless victims all over the city. [[IntrepidReporter Benjamin Flex]] gets snatched by New Crobuzon's militia [[spoiler: militia[[spoiler:, tortured for information, and is later found, dead and eyeless, in the river.]] A few chapters later, Mayor Rudgutter mentions that his eyes are failing. [[spoiler: He'll have to get another pair...]]
28th Feb '17 5:47:58 AM SorPepita
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** ...It gets ''far'' worse. [[spoiler:Even though he saved Isaac's lover and helped destroy the slake moths, when Isaac realizes his crime, he abandons poor Yag. He's so broken by Isaac's betrayal that he ends up mutilating his avian body out of shame, tearing out all his feathers, and commits to living in New Crobuzon for the remainder of his life as a man.]]

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** ... It gets ''far'' worse. [[spoiler:Even though he saved Isaac's lover and helped destroy the slake moths, when Isaac realizes his crime, he abandons poor Yag. He's so broken by Isaac's betrayal that he ends up mutilating his avian body out of shame, tearing out all his feathers, and commits to living in New Crobuzon for the remainder of his life as a man.]]
24th Jul '16 10:54:50 AM nombretomado
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* TheWoobie: [[UpToEleven Nearly everyone]] will end up this way by the end of the story. This is a law of ChinaMieville writing.

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* TheWoobie: [[UpToEleven Nearly everyone]] will end up this way by the end of the story. This is a law of ChinaMieville Creator/ChinaMieville writing.
28th Dec '15 1:49:19 PM intastiel
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Honestly, The [[MalignantPlotTumor Maglignant Plot Tumor]] that is [[spoiler: the slake moths]] can be seen to have taken away from the perfectly workable story of a scientist and his artist girlfriend trying to make their way in a poor and hostile fantasy world.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Honestly, The [[MalignantPlotTumor Maglignant Plot Tumor]] the MalignantPlotTumor that is [[spoiler: the slake moths]] can be seen to have taken away from the perfectly workable story of a scientist and his artist girlfriend trying to make their way in a poor and hostile fantasy world.
31st Aug '14 8:28:05 PM AwesomeBlackGuy
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** ...It gets ''far'' worse. [[spoiler:Even though he saved Isaac's lover and helped destroy the slake moths, when Isaac realizes his crime, he abandons poor Yag. He's so broken by Isaac's betrayal that he ends up mutilating his avian body out of shame, tearing out all his feathers, and commits to living in New Crobuzon for the remainder of his life as a man.]]


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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Lin's state by the end. Her human body is half-emaciated, bruised, and broken while her head beetle has had its eye crushed, legs broken, and wings ripped off, with which she used to show her trust to Isaac in the beginning of the novel. Even then, she is still happy to see Isaac after he had forsaken her. Also, Yagharek by the end.]]
7th May '14 9:45:55 PM Temmere
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Kidnapping an elderly terminal patient and using him as bait to attract the slake-moths]] is an InUniverse MEH for Derkhan and Isaac. Derkhan comes up with several ways to justify the act, but rejects all of them because she knows there is nothing that can truly excuse what they're doing.
17th Mar '14 6:45:51 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* NightmareFuel: The [[spoiler: slake-moths.]] Also, imagine for a minute what it's like to be [[BodyHorror Remade]]. This is ''standard operating procedure'' in New Crobuzon, even without the wars/experiments/commercialized slave-labour the government will happily use the Remade for. Actually, scratch that, [[CrapsackWorld the whole of Bas Lag is]] NightmareFuel.
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