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June 7th, 2013, 14:48
I'm reading China Miéville's Embassytown now, a sci-fi novel with language as its theme. I'm only a few chapters in but so far it's beautiful. This is my first book from the author, and it's already heading in a 5-star direction for me.

What I find interesting is the use of German language terms to describe certain alien concepts, something I've seen done this way only in Manga / Anime.
(..) They hammered it with sometimes-guns, that violently assert the manchmal, this stuff, our everyday, against the always of the immer.
This was a major WTF sentence when I read it first, now that I read it with a little bit of background info it actually makes some sense.
"Mystery is important. To know everything, to know the whole truth, is dull. There is no magic in that. Magic is not knowing, magic is wondering about what and how and where." ~ Cortez, from The Longest Journey
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