King Rat
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King Rat

China Mieville

Something is stirring in London’s dark … A startling debut Kirkus 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 rotting dead spaces, Saul must learn his true nature. Grotesque murders rock the city like a curse. Mysterious forces prepare for a showdown. With Drum and Bass pounding the backstreets, Saul confronts his bizarre inheritance - in the badlands of South London, in the heart of darkness, at the gathering of the Junglist Massive. Like the DJ says: ‘Time for the Badman.’ PRAISE FOR CHINA MIEVILLE [Mieville s] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian (on Three Moments of an Explosion) Dark and thought-provoking. The San Diego Union-Tribune (on The City & The City) Richly conceived. The New York Times Book Review (on Embassytown) Mieville more than delivers. San Francisco Chronicle (on Kraken) Compulsively readable. The Washington Post Book World (on Perdido Street Station)

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