Crosshatches, Machicolations, Unseeing

@1book140 Week 1 Recap, "The City & The City" ch 1-5

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  1. @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club, started China Miéville's novel "The City & The City" chapters 1-5 this week on #1b140_1. Next, we discuss chapters 6-11 on the hashtag #1b140_2.

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  2. Readers began the novel by comparing it to familiar novels and tropes before settling into the novel's world itself.

  3. Many discussed the idea of "Unseeing" and living "crasshatched" lives with other people.

  4. Others compared  cities of the novel to the places where they live.

  5. Bookies also shared helpful explanations and details with each other 

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