“The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up, such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door, the scream of fire engines, or the realization that today is the Monday which on Friday night was a comfortably long ways off.A dog’s wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has its own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread.It’s like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you.” - Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
I recently reviewed The City and the City by China Mieville for BSC Review. It's a fascinating book that blends several genres into a murder mystery in a fantastical setting. I think it will appeal to many readers of speculative fiction. You can read the review here.