Fiction about cities?
March 16, 2011 10:51 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend great fiction about cities and the urban experience?
posted by crackingdes to writing & language (32 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for fiction (novels, novellas, short stories) where "the city" plays an important role in the plot, atmosphere or theme. Stories where the city almost seems to become its own character. It can be a real-life city or a made-up city. It can be found in fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, crime fiction, whatever...
I have read a lot of the great SF/fantasy stuff (Harrison, Mieville, VanderMeer, Gibson, Delany) but love it & always want more. I am also particularly interested in works by non-American authors about non-American cities. I am more interested in the physical structure & space of the city than its social milieu.
Thanks in advance :)