Perdido Street Station Topics for Discussion

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If Perdido Street Station is an allegory, what connections between the novel and real life can you make? How do the characters and situations seem to parallel the everyday world of human society?

Is Isaac at the center of this entire narrative because of his purchase of the slake moth larva and his creation of the crisis energy machine?

How does the cleaning construct know that Isaac has been betrayed?

What are colorberries and how are they used?

Why do Isaac and Lin try to hide their relationship?

Is evil in this novel manifested only by humans, or by other creatures as well? Are insects, such as slake moths, capable of evil?

Why do militiamen carry blunderbuss rifles and flintlock pistols?

Does it seem credible that Isaac and others would spend so much time in the sewers without becoming ill?

How did Yagharek lose his wings and...

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