Thoughts on the Last 4 Books I've Read

I've been actively making an effort at getting back into reading this year, and I've already managed to read some truly wonderful books and discover so many brilliant authors I hadn't even known existed. I have so many thoughts on all these books but they're half-formed and jumbled and messy so this is the only place they can be put down
  1. 1.
    The City And The City / China Mieville
    I was disappointed with the ending but the writing was intense and atmospheric, the plot wildly imaginative and I loved the constant moody melancholia that pervaded through the entire story. A novel that threatens to be about something much bigger than itself and an author I am glad to have discovered
  2. 2.
    The Quantum Thief / Hannu Rajaniemi
    I'm still not entirely sure what this book is about but the writing is on another level and it is reassuring to know that no matter how many foreign concepts and post-human sci-fi weirdness you cram into a book, it's still possible for it to firmly human in its drives, hopes and desires. Also for a science-fiction novel, the writing is incredibly beautiful
  3. 3.
    The Crane Wife / Patrick Ness
    Breathtaking, imaginative and almost made me cry. Each sentence was lovely and beautifully crafted. A story about stories and what they mean for each one of us
  4. 4.
    Can't And Won't / Lydia Davis
    Packing as much of a punch in her 4-sentence stories as she does in her full-length ones this collection from Lydia Davis is sharp, economically written and uses and celebrates language like no one else