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What's his best book?
What's his worst book?
And which one did you enjoy the most?
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Kraken doesn't have his best writing but it's the only one with an even halfway decent ending. Perdido street station read like he wrote it when he was 14. Never went near Bas Lag after that.
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>>7664016
The Scar is fucking fantastic and in my opinion superior to PDSS. During Perdido he was trying too hard, I think. The Scar features the same level of crazy originality and inventiveness without being as upfront about it. It's a bit more fantasy, a bit more common adventure, but it has the best fucking city in all of genre fiction in it. And the best sword after Dragnipur.

Highly recommended.
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>>7664038
The city in Perdido reminded me of a kid's drawing of a pirate island: it has to have ALL THE THINGS, all neatly spaced out. Here's the buried treasure, here's the little cove, here's the sea monster etc etc only with him it was Here's the bug people district, and here's the frog people district, and here's the district that's inside a huge skeleton, and the politicians commune with demons from hell because we satire now, but there are also pan-dimensional spider monsters that made the universe or something but they can't even kill a hypnotic supermoth in a straight fight.

It's like dota, the book.
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Is he actually good? I've never read anything he's written.
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>>7663875
he looks like an uncircumcised penis
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>>7664038

This. I have read most of his stuff - The Scar is by far my favourite but you should really read PDSS first, although it's not absolutely necessary it's not a prequel or anything.
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>>7666128
>you should really read PDSS first, although it's not absolutely necessary it's not a prequel or anything.
Why should I "really read it first" if it's not a prequel and it's a worse book? Genuinely interested, I'm considering to start reading this guy.
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