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Railsea by China Miéville
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Oct 28, 2012

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bookshelves: fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, young-adult, read-in-2012, kindle
Read from October 19 to 28, 2012

I don't really know what to say about this book. I liked it, but I'm not sure I really loved it. I'll have to decide when I re-read it, I think. It was interesting and original, that's for sure. Daybe the Daybat was probably my favourite part of the story.

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42.0% "Had it been decided on speed alone, Sham would have been in custody within seconds. But he felt possessed by the souls of generations of young people chased through neighbourhoods by adults for reasons unclear or unfair. He channelled their techniques of righteous evasion. None-too-fast as he was, still he veered with the zigzags of justice, scrambled low walls with the vigour & rigour of unfairness-avoidance."
45.0% "He swigged from the drink Sham had bought him. It was called Trainoil - a concoction of sweet whiskey & stout & molasses that was simultaneously disgusting & rather nice."
45.0% ""So," said Sham. "Are any of your crew here?"
"This ain't the sort of place they drink."
"They go to special pirate bars?"
"Yeah," said Robalson at last. He said it quite deadpan. Raised an eyebrow. "Special pirate bars.""
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message 1: by L. (new) - rated it 3 stars

L. I wish I could add longer quotes. I love Mieville's writing. There are times when I just have to stop reading for a minute and appreciate what I've just read.

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