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Railsea - China Miéville
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780230767560 (0230767567)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages no: 377
Edition language: English
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Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it
5.0 Railsea
It's Ridley Walker in a steampunk Jaberwocky adventure splashing through Moby Dick. Just read it.
The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.5 Railsea - China Mieville
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...
asandwich rated it
4.0 Railsea
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...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
3.0 Heading out to sea
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...
meganbaxter rated it
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...
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