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A Geek's Guide to London: Reading List

Trying to compile a reading-list for and about London is no easy task. Even if you limit yourself to one particular century alone, you’ll drown in books, short stories, and poetry. 509 more words

China Mieville

Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is “Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books”. Which is a little bit hard, because I don’t really keep track of quotes. 699 more words

Books

crap i have read recently #27

The book reviewed today is a second pass at the work of an author who I have enjoyed in the past.  As usual, there are probably some SPOILERS!! 688 more words

Reviews

Disinterest and Conviction: Personal politics and Creation

“So much for Objective Literature. Don’t bother to look for it here — not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of.

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REVIEW: Un Lun Dun by China Miéville

In an unremarkable room, in a nondescript building, a man sat working on very non-nondescript theories.

Un Lun Dun is a renegade quest story set partially in London and partially in a cracked version of England’s capital that I immediately believed; it’s the world that I see around me whenever I think ‘what if?’ What if I climbed all the way to the top of the bookcase? 845 more words

Meredith Debonnaire

Kraken

I’ve never read any Mieville before but damn this dude can write!  The book starts off pretty basic, almost like a pulpy Dan Brown novel with our lead character working in the Darwin museum in London.   474 more words

Fantasy

In The Sprawl Of The Outer City The Stench Became Narcotic (China Miéville, ‘Looking For Jake and Other Stories)

In China Miéville’s London there are shadows, and there are shadows. There are the shadows thrown by what we see and what we assume, and what we’re familiar with enough to no longer notice. 1,232 more words

Supernatural Fiction