Kraken is the first China Mieville book I’ve read aside from his celebrated Bas-Lag books: Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council. And while no one would ever doubt the fecundity of his imagination, his plotting has always left a bit to be desired. My overwhelming impression after finishing Perdido Street Station, in fact, was that I would kill to be able to play a Bas-Lag MMO (well, that, and a desire to find out where Mieville buys his drugs). But of course, there’s […]
A bit conflicted about this one. I pretty much knew what I was getting into with it, but a lot of people had given it glowing reviews, so maybe my expectations were a little too high this time around. And don’t get me wrong, it was a good book. Competently written. Good characters with actual brains in their heads. A pretty interesting sci-fi mystery. A romance. But something kept me back from fully immersing myself in the story. Something about it just didn’t *connect* with […]
“One word, if I may, Captain.