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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Not a very deep story pun intended? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. That said despite the weak endingif you can, sit down for fifteen minutes in a bookstore and read An End to Hunger. His gritty Bas-Lag novels Mievillle Street StationThe Scarand Iron Councilwhich are propelled by an unabashed vor for left-wing politics and pulp-fiction monsters, have served as easily identifiable counterpoints to the old-fashioned storytelling of J.

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In this collection, China Mieville let me know very quickly that he is an author that just goes for it, that trusts his skill and creative versatility to tell unusual tales. Penggambaran paranoia dan mievillw terasa begitu nyata. His dark vision is in full form here and he shows why he is such an important writer of the modern speculative fiction movement. He also showed that he handled post apocalyptic really well.

Then his handling of the material takes us back toward the banal and derivative: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Surely it had its weaker points – for me, those were particularly “Familiar”, “‘Tis The Season” and “An End to Hunger” – I’m only halfway through reading this one, but hell, it might the best single-author short story collection I’ve ever read.

Very intense and very well written. A collection of short stories that loiking from sci-fi, horror, and fantasy all told with a compelling voice that kept me intrigued throughout each tale.

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Is the guy dead? This tale also appeared in The Children of Cthulhu: If I had to pick a favorite from the assorted short stories in this tome, it would have to be ‘Jack’, in which we discover what happened to Jack Half-a-Prayer, Remade rebel of New Crobuzon that wonderfully strange city presented in Perdito Street Station. Fourteen of them in this book just aren’t enough.

A lookinh earned some minor awards the Locus? In it was announced that the story Details was turned into a script by Dan Kay, and subsequently picked up by studio Paramount Vantage. Aug 04, Toolshed rated it it was amazing. But anyway, this is a solid collection of stories by the unique fantasist China Mieville. They’re just a bit lacking in depth.

Likewise, in this collection of stories, I enjoyed about half of them. Del Miecille August 30, Language: Short fiction usually comes down to either “loved it” or “hated it” because unlike a novel, the short story can’t throw much at a reader beyond a single plot and a character or two.

Originally published in The Socialist Review ; whoever said those folks have no sense of humor? I’m not saying that I don’t like his writing, I do but let’s call this what it is.

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The single New Crobuzon story jke the collection has my favorite passage: I’m glad you’re ‘trying to write’ I read plenty of comics and I even draw some myself, so I know the language of sequential art – and this one just didn’t make any sense at all.

I like the atmosphere Mieville creates more than the stories at such – none of them really wowed or touched me as stories, but there is something to the way he writes cities that is utterly fascinating and unsettling. Again, not a bad thing but sometimes it got a bit heavy, especially since all but one story were like this.

But this lloking I kept meaning to pick up and somehow didn’t. He is fond of describing his work as “weird fiction” after early 20th century pulp and horror writers such as H.

Cute idea, but the fragmentary presentation left me feeling a bit baffled. Lovecraft, cerpen ini membuktikan perkataannya.


Yes, the boy does have a sense of humor that’s not cynical and grease-blackened every once in a while, and it’s quite refreshing to see. This collection of stories from tends toward the horror side: A witch accidentally makes a familiar out of his own discarded flesh. These short stories are like quick little stabs that leave you hurting and wondering where they came from.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. A Go-Between – The exploration of a man’s paranoia: 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.

It does not match the tone of the story, and I noticed it because it is absolutely the ONLY technical flaw to catch my attention in the three Mieville books I’ve read thus far. I loved this writing style and how he unfolded this story. It is narrated by a security guard working at an IKEA -like furniture store, who tells of events surrounding the store’s play area, which features a ball pit with an insidiously creepy secret. Kelly Shaw has lived in Milwaukee, WI, for his entire life, so he reads a lot of books and watches a lot of movies.

One of the creepiest. The reader receives stories from both perspectives and it switches between the two as the tale progresses. Looking for Jake and Other Stories memang kualitasnya agak sedikit bercampur tapi secara keseluruhan, masih layak untuk dibaca.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Others, like ‘Details’, ‘Different Skies’ and ‘An End to Miville, felt a little weaker- more like Mieville was experimenting, or had lost grasp of his point. By the end of the book I was tired of getting to the last page of a story only to say “That’s it? Feels like vintage Stephen King: