This weekend I finished Kraken by China Miéville.
I had said that the style of language used took some getting used to. I found that I needed more focused time to get into it. In a way it was like when I have read books from the 1800s (Wells, Verne, Dumas, etc.); language has changed, and it takes work to get into the rhythm of the words.
That being said, the story was incredibly original and intricately woven together. I really liked that no one seemed to know how the world was going to end, even when so many were working to read the future.
Also the trope of the extremely evil pair, while much like Mr. Tulip and Mr. Pin from Pratchett's The Truth and Croup and Vandemar from Gaiman's Neverwhere, is creepily explored in the book.
Now, I must move on and see what is next in my library.