Hi 1book140 readers, it's Nathan here, and I'm excited about our first month together. December is high season for books as escapism. Reading seems a gentle way to nurse wounds from NaNoWriMo, cool off indoors (hi, Southern Hemisphere!) or lament the disappearing bounty of Movember.
This month's book won't be a warm blanket of sentimental comfort. Wikipedia classifies The City & The City (2009) by China Miéville as "Crime, Weird Fiction." The novel has won an armful of awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and has tied for the 2010 Hugo Award for best novel.
Here's our discussion schedule for The City & The City: