A book about how to read, and a wonderful demonstration of the method. This is about the Manifesto, it's history, its debates, its import, but it's also just about how to read generously and rigorously:
“The only reasonable way to read the Manifesto - or anything - is to be as flexible as the text itself.”
“We should strive to read as generously as possible - and to read ruthlessly beyond that generosity’s limits.”
One of the best books I've read, full stop. It made me want to dig back into Miéville's fiction, especially since The City and The City is another favorite of mine.