Publish date: November 2013
Pages no: 408
Edition language: Bulgarian
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
, Weird Fiction
, New Weird
It's Ridley Walker in a steampunk Jaberwocky adventure splashing through Moby Dick. Just read it.
FUCKING AWESOME. Excuse my French. Mieville is back on form, and now I remember why I liked reading him in the first place. (I say back on form, as if his books were published in the order that I personally read them, but after two crashing disappointments in a row - Kraken and The City and th...
Miéville sends up Melville in this rather splendid, brisk and punchy YA fantasy take on Moby Dick, without a single whale anywhere to be found.The world of Railsea is a dry, used up, desiccated and desecrated place; all desert and scrub-land, where humanity is forced to build its settlements on rock...
I find myself thinking that maybe this was not the place to start with China Mieville.I read Moby Dick ages ago, and while I appreciated it as art, I didn't particularly enjoy reading it. So whatever posessed me to pick this - a young adult, I believe, retelling of that tale I didn't like in the fir...
Am I allowed to review this book without having read Moby Dick? Because I haven't, as of yet. I know the basic story, in the way that everyone knows the basic story - except mostly I know it through Futurama and the hunting of the Great Brain with whitewash spilled all over it from Tom Sawyer's fenc...