Embassytown: A Diction

I’m only two-thirds of the way through Embassytown, China Mieville’s newest novel.  Reviewers will try to tell you it’s “about linguistics.”  Don’t listen to them.  There are linguistics in the book, sure, but that’s not what it’s about, or all of what it’s about, anyway.  It is about language, and truth, and imagination, and addiction.  People–well, beings, are addicted to each other in ways most of us could not imagine.

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