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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Drum and Bass is vital to this book from start to finish. It’s got some typical Gaimanisms: The two begin a one sided rooftop escape as King Rat carries Saul along. I finished Perdido Street Station with heartfelt disappointment as what had the hope of being a classic, faded fhina ended poorly. The first time I read King Rat, I was stuck at an airport overnight, waiting for an early flight.

At each point he almost hesitates, a “how far can I push this” moment, before going ahead and pushing it anyway. Open Preview See a Problem? 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. As King Rzt explains: Trivia About King Rat. A Fables Novel They tolerated each other, but his son grew bitter over his father’s socialist leanings, of the Lenin book given to him for Christmas, of his tiresome fixation with the working class.


American Gods was first published King Rat was first published by British author China Mieville inhis debut novel.


There’s something run afoul in London. Eventually interviewed, he is told that his father kkng been murdered – pushed out the top floor window and without given time to grieve or grasp the reality of the situation he must have been fast asleep when the murderer struck the detectives accuse Saul of being the killer.

Two officers assigned to watch his father’s flat on the chance Saul returns to the scene of his supposed first crime are found dead. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an extra non-living character.

The scene where King Rat educates Saul on the finer delicacies of the ratty palate is particularly disgusting and if it didn’t turn Saul’s stomach, it sure did mine. But I can share what I thought of King Rat. View all 23 comments. His writing is incredibly smug.

This is his debut novel and does not seem to be as widely read or Full Review: Those scenes could have easily been cut back.

However, King Rat bursts from under the stage and attacks the Piper, but proves to be only a momentary distraction. It takes the reader on a flight across the roofs and walls of London, taking my breath away and making me hold the said breath because of the stink of rot and piss that the pages gleefully convey.


King Rat – China Mieville

Saul makes the declaration miecille King Rat is not the one true leader of all rats and he is not Prince Rat, but he is one of them, Citizen Rat. It’s rougher around the edges, it alternates between flaunting the sheer shock value and sulking around the corner like a dissatisfied teenage quasi-rebel, trying hard to nonchalantly look cool.

kimg Yet, for all that, you can get the sense of where the author is heading even at this early point. King Rat – UK.

Something has murdered Saul Garamond’s father, and left Saul to pay for the crime. King Rat was there and his subjects—little nestlings and their parents—never kig him for not protecting his people. The book is an immersive experience. Peter’s actual identity was a a nice touch too. For more details, until we finish our group read, see the link above: Kirk – found here Yes, I easily see its flaws.

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