London is a dangerous and demon-haunted place, at least for the characters in the dark, finely crafted tales presented in Miéville’s first story. Looking for Jake: Stories [China Miéville] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Miéville moves effortlessly into the first division of those who. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. London is a dangerous and demon- haunted place, Looking for Jake – Kindle edition by China Mieville. Download.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. For fanpeople you’ve either read this book already or plan to. But unlike his novels, where pulp, politics, and humanity are blended into a seamless tapestry, here the pulp and politics too frequently eclipse strong characterization, eliminating the emotional resonance of the tales.

Tis The Seasonterbit tahun I’m not really a short story fan to begin with but I was hoping such a talented writer could do it. The disgusting factor doesn’t make it unreadable just more relates to how the Familiar came to be and the effects.

The one comics-format entry is superfluous and many of the dark fantasies cover well-trodden horror ground. It’s illegal to celebrate how we see. Surely it had its weaker points – for me, those were particularly “Familiar”, “‘Tis The Season” and “An End to Hunger” – but even these were really interesting and pleasant to read. The politics of philanthropy and the supposed democracy of the internet are run through the wringer in this short piece.


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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. But if that’s the case, you have been. Jul 05, Jonfaith rated it liked it.

A collection of short stories and so inevitably a bit mixed. Oct 28, Phillip Smith rated it really liked it. After the witch attempts to dispose of the creature chinx a canal the familiar begins to explore London on its own, developing into something more dangerous and powerful than its creator had imagined.

I listened to this book as an audiobook. Feels like vintage Stephen King: Anyway, it’s pretty annoying to discover that he also does short fiction astonishingly well. Return to Book Page. I think of this as mjeville great book to gift to a smart, interesting person.

Lists with This Book. It is an excellent piece of narration, though without any deeper human connections. Cute idea, but the fragmentary presentation left me feeling a bit baffled. Cerita lainnya yang agak lurus disini. The disease is contracted entirely via uttering of a certain word which the story gives but never reveals its proper pronunciation.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I haven’t read Mieville’s novels, but he is a master of the short story format. Intrigued, he follows the instructions, but soon starts to agonise over whether his actions or inactions have any consequences in the real world. For more information, see our about page.

End to Hunger is an interesting gloss on the early days of the Internet and yet the pose of the anarchist activist artist is ultimately sad not tragic. It leaves me feeling very unsatisfied and puts a damper on my enthusiasm to read jakf more of his books.


Looking for Jake

All material in Strange Horizons is copyrighted to the original authors and may not be reproduced without foe. I’ve cut myself away. But he can’t figure out if the message-senders are on the side of the devil or the angels.

Feb 21, Nikki rated it really liked it Shelves: Get to Know Us. Taking, as the title suggests, the form of an encyclopaedic entry on a disease, the story describes a strange disease known as Buscard’s Murrain also, “Wormword”. This is a graphic story illustrated by Liam Sharpwhich features only sparse descriptive text and dialogue.

A guy can speak to the foundations of buildings, which is a nice perk for a contractor, though mostly they just complain about how they are miserable and dead and filled with sand. Nicely establishes its premise, but its obvious influences blunt some of its originality and thus its creep-factor. Ephemeral wisps of emotion and disquietude intermingle with the hard and fast structures of the buildings.

Strange Horizons – Looking for Jake by China Miéville By Kelly Christopher Shaw

Foundationterbit tahun It works fine as a metaphor for the loneliness of childhood. Would you pass along the information?

Looking for Chinwterbit tahun All of the concepts are, of course, frightfully clever and original. Perhaps short stories are not his forte?