Catch a glimpse of the BBC’s The City and the City

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I take a lot of comfort from China Miéville’s The City & the City. It’s a book I return and read at least once a year. It’s a novel that dances on the cusp of the fantastical, but never seems to teeter over in a way that makes my imagination work too hard: the world that Miéville presents, where multiple cities uneasily exist in the same space at the same time, is easy for me to hold in my mind.

Also, I frigging love a good murder mystery.

When I heard that there was to be a TV adaption of the novel, I was worried that it might not feel the same as the book that I’ve become so familiar with over the years. This brief clip makes me feel that maybe, just maybe, those fears have been misplaced. The series made its debut with the BBC this past spring. It’s not currently available to stream, but I’m hoping it may pop up as a digital download sooner or later.

Has anyone watched it? Did you enjoy it? Read the rest