I briefly covered City—an illustrated nonfiction guidebook to the features and elements of human cities throughout history—in my June Book Radar, but this is the first full review I’ve come across. Yardley seems to be as smitten with the concept as I am, and he nearly raves about the result. City still doesn’t appear in stores for another week yet, but this convinced me to pre-order the hardcover. Find this book at Goodreads.
The sub-headline was enough to grab my attention here (it calls 2312 “a sci-fi novel so brilliant, it reads like an account of the past”). Sicha’s review is amusing but he hints at the supreme boredom that half the reviewers on Goodreads and Amazon complain of. This’ll go in my trial stack. Find this book at Goodreads.