King Rat. China Mieville, Author Tor Books $ (p) ISBN Saul is snatched from the authorities by a mysterious savior named King Rat, who claims to be. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of King Rat by China Miéville. This novel is a resplendent supernatural tale moving to the brain rattling pulse of Jungle and Drum ‘n Bass. These musical styles are the natural.

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The descriptions of London were good and the ending wrapped everything up nicely. He is fond of describing his work as “weird fiction” after early 20th century pulp and horror writers such as H.

I mean London is the real character, as city’s always have been in his books. The characters developed a tad too thinly. I am sad to admit that I did not enjoy this book all that much. I read this as a part of a group read but I was afraid to spoil the collective mood with my face-palming and kvetching.

I never noticed the writing in this mievill in the way good writing kng the task look easy and polished. It is a book that agitated my mind in a most delightful way, as it has always been my opinion that good fiction—and music—should uproot the moorings of reality.

Brainwashed – China Mieville, “King Rat”

King Rat belongs amid the rubbish its characters revel in. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. It’s like if you read Dune and then read God Emperor of Dune. This page was last edited on 24 Aprilat Released in this book is a lot different to the other books of his I’ve read. Unable to defend himself Anansi is killed by the Piper and Saul is overwhelmed.


Regular readers may recall I pledged to read all of China Mieville’s works and chinz only seemed right to start at the beginning with his debut “King Rat”. During this time, he meets Deborah, a vagrant.


Perhaps it was my raf expectations when I started this book, but I was kind of underwhelmed. The main protagonist of Saul Garamond is a fairly troubled young man who mievilke a great deal of frustration and anger, which his well meaning but inexpressive father receives the brunt.

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See all 5 questions about King Rat…. The heavily tattooed one, with piercings in places you don’t want to think of, cla “Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. The strange gentleman then claims to be the King Rat and that Saul is his nephew, half rat and a prince of the Rat Kingdom along with the legacy of rat super powers near invisiblity and monumental strength included.

I gave up 35 pages into this. At one point Saul saves himself and Loplop by deafening the bird superior, making it so the Piper could not control Loplop. I dropped the book and immediately felt better for it! It was certainly the New Weird, the images clung to me, no doubt enhanced by his nuanced delivery.


King Rat, a book by China Mieville | Book review

La idea es muy original view spoiler [que el malo de la historia fuese el flautista de Hamelin me ha encantado! Here finds an entry about an attack on his mother nine months before his own birth. After being kept in the dark about his role as Prince Rat in this new life architecture, Saul decides to go investigate life on his own.

It is not a very long book, but put together with the quality paper, fine binding, and black slipcase it has a nice heft. SFBook is entirely funded by Ant including hosting, development and any other costs.

It is not only a unique take on an already horrific fairy tale, but China shows he could have made an interesting side line for himself as a music writer. The first act was great and got me hooked; the second act was a bit all over the place, but whatever, most second acts are; and the third act was positively apotheosic.

Paperbackpages. You can tell it is as well, as the book is rather rougher and less polished than his other works.

King Rat never forgot, and remained on the lookout for a way to off the Piper, a way to get his revenge.