For unpractical purposes, must finish The Pastel City. Not at all sure how Viriconium wound up on Mieville's list of-- whatever it was a list of, because the site was down when I went to look at it and I had to do it from cache. Anyway it's not Pastel City he listed, which is stock 70s Elric-begot swords'n'stuff, but IIRC Viriconium Nights. Or maybe The Floating Gods? or is The Floating Gods merely Viriconium Nights by another name? There's a problem with the manuscript tradition of Viriconium, but I can't be arsed to go look up what it is.
Equally of course I've finished neither My Name is Red nor The Quincunx, and put Oryx and Crake out on the sidewalk after ten pages. (I can't read Atwood; can't. And to think she doesn't even have an LJ to make me hate her.) Obviously this is the worst kind of cheating, because Quincunx is a door-stopper and Red respectable, and removing them renders the stack a molehill. No matter. I shall transfer them to the Coffee Table Wall, to replace the Wall books I shall start reading next. (The coffee table is flush against a wall, is why the books on it form a wall and not a stack.)