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Kraken by China Miéville
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I've enjoyed every China Miéville book I've read so far, and Kraken is no exception. Fans of modern urban fantasy will enjoy this look at an alternate London, where apocalyptic cults duel in the shadows and a museum curator stumbles in his flight from inhuman assassins.

Mieville's social sarcasm, thicket of allusions, and linguistic acrobatics are all present, if somewhat toned down from his other novels. I'd compare Kraken favorably with Gaiman's American Gods for its mythic lyricism, punctuated by banality and violence. Like any visit to the strange creatures under museum glass, it's worth a visit, taken with a grain of salt....

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May 18, 2013 – Shelved
May 18, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
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August 13, 2013 – Finished Reading

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