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King Rat
King Rat
Author: China Mieville
Something is stirring in London's dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul's father, and left Saul to pay for the crime. But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into his prison cell and leads him to freedom. A shadow called King Rat. In the night-land behind London's facade, in sewers and slums and ro...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780330534215
ISBN-10: 0330534211
Publication Date: 5/6/2011
Pages: 416
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Publisher: Pan Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Not bad. reminds me of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman but not anywhere close to being as good.
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Helpful Score: 1
A modern day sequal of what happened after the story of the Pied Piper.
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This is the antithesis of the conventional foundling story - in this world, finding out you're secretly a prince of a magical realm is the last thing you want to have happen. It's fantasy of the darkest sort, packed with rage and betrayal and people you care about dying just because they got in someone else's way. This book doesn't have quite the same richness as China Mieville's later works - mostly because of its slightly self-conscious drum-and-bass cool - but it's still better than 98% of the books out there.
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