Not, imo, anywhere close to his best. It dragged, and dragged, and ultimately reminded me far too much of Moby-Dick or, The Whale - and not
actually because of the "avanc" ("Godwhale") they hunt. It's an extended ocean hunt with no resolution at the end. I'm not letting this stop me from jumping right into [b:Embassytown|9265453|Embassytown|China Miéville|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518ITSFEWDL._SL75_.jpg|14146240], which I'm already enjoying far more.