I think it's safe to say that Mieville fever has spread pretty far across goodreads, and I was reluctant to pick up one of his books for that same reason.
Surely no author could live up to that hype?
Well, this book was pretty enjoyable, but I'm not quite raving about it. Still, a pretty safe starter for Mieville I suppose, and from what I hear it's not his best... In conclusion- quite fun book, haven't given up on Mieville yet :-)