Crosshatches, Machicolations, Unseeing
@1book140 Week 1 Recap, "The City & The City" ch 1-5
Readers began the novel by comparing it to familiar novels and tropes before settling into the novel's world itself.
- — Walking Sheep (@walkingsheep)Sun, Dec 02 2012 00:23:18#1b140_1 The moment I read the word 'detective' I pictured black and white, hats, cigarettes and internal monologues. I'm gonna go with it.
- — I like to read (@petomane_ancien)Sun, Dec 02 2012 06:17:11#1b140_1 TC+TC could be any divided city controlled by an occupying power. The Third Man in post WWII Vienna set a high literary standard.
Many discussed the idea of "Unseeing" and living "crasshatched" lives with other people.
- — Madonna Smith (@retireesmith)Mon, Dec 03 2012 15:29:33#1b140_1 I like M making "unsaw" as active as "saw." Does suggest as others have that we see/don't see what we "want" to see.
- — velveetahead (@Velveetahead)Tue, Dec 04 2012 07:29:38
- — Mei-Lu McGonigle (@meilufay)Tue, Dec 04 2012 12:25:33
- — Mei-Lu McGonigle (@meilufay)Thu, Dec 06 2012 10:12:05Borlu has 2 girlfriends who don't know about each other but wouldn't mind. Duality in his personal & political life. #1b140_1
- — Connie Donoghue (@1001cjd)Sat, Dec 08 2012 14:19:22#1b140_1 more inter/media/textual trivia. Ethnographic writing always about 2 cultures: observed society & the writer's own by implication
Others compared cities of the novel to the places where they live.
- — River Vox (@River_Vox)Mon, Dec 03 2012 05:58:02
- — Thom More (@thommore79)Tue, Dec 04 2012 21:26:22
- — Mei-Lu McGonigle (@meilufay)Wed, Dec 05 2012 00:46:06
Bookies also shared helpful explanations and details with each other
- — Patricia Rosier (@peajayar)Sun, Dec 02 2012 00:58:51
- — Walking Sheep (@walkingsheep)Sun, Dec 02 2012 08:07:41
- — velveetahead (@Velveetahead)Mon, Dec 03 2012 07:40:05#1b140_1 Love the writing so far, even when talking about rigor mortis. “We might know better later, when she relaxed into her death.”
- — Walking Sheep (@walkingsheep)Sun, Dec 02 2012 00:39:43#1b140_1 Morbid Fact Alert: I watched a Nova ScienceNow and learned that rigor mortis sets for a while and then just goes away.
- — Connie Donoghue (@1001cjd)Mon, Dec 03 2012 11:40:50
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- Patricia RosierThat's cool, making a blog out of a selection of the tweets.2012-12-09T09:26:28.070Z