A baroque, massive, and twisting epic of alien biology and human conflict, Perdido Street Station will not be for everyone. In a broken city where insects live alongside cacti-people, humans, and little flying imps, no one escapes its filth. Then an invasive species arrives and begins sucking the minds from the populace. Only a talented inventor and his ragtag collection of reluctant allies can stop the menace before the city is utterly ruined.
Imaginative. Gutteral. Ugly. Perdido Street Station is likely an acquired taste.