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I've finished two good books recently so I thought I'd give them a quick review. A few months ago I raved about China Miéville and his book, Perdido Street Station. I recently finished The Scar, which isn't a sequel per se, but does link a bit to the other novel. This book was amazing. Not as strong as Perdido Street Station, but darn close. I strongly recommend folks pick up either book. I'm currently reading King Rat, which has started out quite well. (This book does not take place in the same world as Perdido Street Station.)
I'm a big fan of alternative history, and rather enjoyed Weapons of Choice. The premise is that a naval force from the future (2020 I think) gets sent back to World War 2. The book is pretty entertaining, although it did tend to focus a bit too much on the weapons, like a typical Clancy book. I like weapons of destruction as much as the next guy, but I wanted more drama from the story. Still though - it was loads better than the last Turtledove book I read.