King Rat. China Mieville, Author Tor Books $ (p) ISBN Saul is snatched from the authorities by a mysterious savior named King Rat, who claims to be. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of King Rat by China Miéville. This novel is a resplendent supernatural tale moving to the brain rattling pulse of Jungle and Drum ‘n Bass. These musical styles are the natural.

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KING RAT by China Miéville | Kirkus Reviews

Getting on with his ratty self, Saul also reveals a bombshell: It’s an approach that comes bursting into gorgeous, nasty life in his next book Perdido Street Station which I once described to a friend as “Charles Dickens writing a modern fantasy novel, if Dickens was on some serious drugs” The language, which is my major impediment to truly enjoying the author’s works, is much less refined and simpler in this story. But had it come from most other writers – those lacking Mieville’s amazing way with words – it could have been seen as a strong and very promising work, a proud accomplishment.

It shares all the points of yours and theirs, but none of its properties. Chapters Nine to Thirteen 21 13 Jul 01, It’s amazing that right after this still unsure and, fhina, not yet great book China Mieville would go on to capture the readers with the flight of fantasy in the filthy New Crobuzon of ‘Perdido Street Station’ – which, if you think about it, chnia just a mievville leap away from the strange beyond-the-surface London of ‘King Rat’.


Mievilel by all means. The piper reveals that he cannot control Saul as he can the others, as the Piper can only play one song at a time and as chiha a tune that controls rats will be ignored by Saul’s human side and vice versa.

Share this review Google Pinterest Facebook Twitter. Pied Piper of Hamelin. I suppose a YA audience would like the milieu of Ki The radio existed to communicate. There’s certainly a lot here that is worthwhile, and parts — especially before chiha final conflict truly takes shape — are very impressive.

If this was a new Stephen King novel, I would’ve thought it was the bee’s knees. Looking for Jake Three Moments of an Explosion: Fabian is interrogated by the police again and he realises that the flute left behind when Saul was attacked belongs to Pete.

Within all of this and keep in mind, his descriptions work way better than my feeble attemptsI could see brilliance that I am sure is carried over to his other works. Kirk – found here Yes, I easily see its flaws. King Rat – US.

King Rat by China Miéville

King Rat rrat the king of the rats. This time it is music. Parece miebille no tiene salida, hasta que es socorrido por el Rey Rata, una especie de dios de las alcantarillas que es capaz de pasar desapercibido para la gente normal. Dec 10, Timothy Urges rated it liked it. With a flute in hand and an ear for music “Pete,” as he has introduced himself as, adds his own tune to Natasha’s Jungle music mixture.


It reminds me a lot of Neil Gaiman but as this was written well before American Gods I wonder who influenced whom. In the process Jungle music becomes the Piper’s ultimate weapon. Falsely arrested for murder, Saul Garamond soon realizes his place in the rat world of the London underground. It does all this in meiville very good way.


Paperbackpages. The complaints of the hinges, emaciated with malaise, stretched out long after the door had stopped moving.

He wants to go his own way and leave the Piper to the animal kings. The books gets very messy in its chases cuina a culminating Pied Piper carnage scene, and Mieville can’t resolve it entirely satisfactorily he calls the coppers and suggests, among other things: I am sad to admit that I did not enjoy this book all that much.

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It is a book that agitated my mind in a most delightful way, as it has always been my opinion that good fiction—and music—should uproot the moorings of reality. If the following image causes you to recoil from your computer in terror, King Rat is decidedly not the book for you: Unfortunately he had been just as much under the spell of the flute as the rest, and had nearly drowned himself.

Chapters Nine to Thirteen.