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Looking for Jake and Other Stories - China Miéville
Looking for Jake and Other Stories
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781405048309 (1405048301)
Publisher: Macmillan
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
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bookwookiee rated it
4.0 Looking for Jake
I wasn't sure what to expect from China Mieville when it came to short stories. But I've read a handful of his novels and was excited to see what he could do with the medium. I was not disappointed. I was slightly terrified by a few of them, and overall I couldn't believe how good they were. I borro...
silvertongue rated it
4.0 Looking for Jake
- This review can also be found at my book blog -It was my first time reading China Miéville. As in every short stories collection, there were ones I loved, ones I really didn’t like and ones I just went meh at, but overall it is stronger than many others I’ve read over the years.The titular novella...
Aerin rated it
4.0 Short story review: "The Ball Room", China Miéville
I've always known there was something deeply wrong about Ikea. It's like some kind of Swedish hellscape, a garish blue-and-yellow mercantile abyss. You go there and wander that infernal labyrinth in despair, and you feel your soul being sucked out of you slowly by some unseen chthonic force. That...
Dan Guajars
Dan Guajars rated it
Lo leí porque me gusta Miéville y porque leerlo en inglés siempre es un desafío. Disfruté dos de las historias y las demás ni me acuerdo de qué trataban. Y me gustaron por su trabajo de atmósfera, por la presentación de pequeños detalles, una historia de una mujer perseguida por algo que vio y que n...
Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
Another brilliant, if bleak, effort from Miéville.If I had to choose one word to tie in all of these short stories (and one novella, [book:The Tain]), I'd have to say "paranoia". Almost every story involves a character fearful of something — often without obvious cause.Miéville's wordplay is, as alw...
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