Stereotype vs. China Miéville - looks can be deceiving indeed.
And yet CM is an academic, and when he writes a passionate, angry, taking-no-middle-ground political photo-essay about the impact of recent economic and political decisions and trends on London and on the country as a whole, I am not only willing to pay attent
An extraordinarily powerful little essay, especially for a resident of the grey and dreary city of London (already so grey and dreary even without the outrageous scenes described by Miéville).
There are many things I would not see eye to eye with this aut ...more
We’re approaching Victorian levels of inequality, and London’s more unequal than anywhere else in the country. Here, the richest 10 percent hold two thirds of all wealth, the poorest half, one 20th. A fifth of working residents in the London boroughs of Brent, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham earn less than a livin ...more
There's also some very interesting commentary too about t ...more
First interaction with Melville, the writer uses language lushly, with an acerbic texture. Recommended to me by a work colleague, consumed in a sitting. ...more