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
Tags » China Mieville
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“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.
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
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