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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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Exactly what it says it is. I like the idea and how it was set up more so than the sustenance. Kind of Stephen Kieville, but with a much subtler ending. Looking for Jake is an uneven collection, but one that provides some memorable atmospheric moments. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Brief, but amusing; snarky academic footnotes are always worth a few bonus points. I don’t want to go into anymore as the unraveling of the mystery was of much enjoyment to me. Lists with This Book. Paperbackpages.

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cihna Despite some of its flaws, Jake is well worth seeking out. This page was last edited on 27 Julyat B Different Skies – My favorite! You’ll surely find something in it for you. A playroom in an Ikea-like store is haunted or possessed take your pick and in need of an exorcism. Most of the time, it works. The former is a deft blending of extraordinary imagery with political commentary, as a Gulf War veteran is haunted by his, and the rest of humanity’s, wartime atrocities.


Quotes from Looking For Jake I enjoyed the amalgam of literary genres present throughout this collection. What the fuck was That?

Fantastic short stories from China Mieville. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Secara pribadi, inin favorit saya setelah The Tain. These stories were all dark and several had a post-apocalyptic feel. His gritty Bas-Lag novels Perdido Street StationMievi,le Scarand Iron Councilwhich are propelled by an unabashed affection for left-wing politics and pulp-fiction monsters, have served as easily identifiable counterpoints to the old-fashioned storytelling of J.

Clarke, British Science Fiction and British Fantasy awards, writes of a city besieged by exotic forms of urban decay, monsters, sadistic and ghostly children, as well as, on a lighter note, the Gay Men’s Radical Singing Caucus. Stories on your Kindle in under a minute. Endingnya yang terbuka membuat cerita ini bisa lebih bagus.

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In contrast “‘Tis the Season,” a near-future satire about capitalism run amok at Christmas time, feels too lookibg, delineated with too little subtlety.

The last line gave me non-hyperbolic goosebumps. An man searches for a fr China Mieville is not necessarily known for his work in shorter works, but Looking For Jake, his collection of shorter fiction is an excellent representation of his narrative skill and for his redoubtable imagination. While I didn’t understand all the science, Lookjng was fascinated by it and Googled a few things to try to piece it together on my own.

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. Cuina bertemu dengan hacker misterius yang entah bagaimana memiliki dendam dengan situs amal milik perusahaan.


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

The hazy premise — a man searches for his missing friend in a world that has undergone some unexplained remaking that has seen random people disappear in an instant and letters dropped into mailboxes delivered to everywhere or nowhere by someone or something or nothing and buildings that are vacant but not vacant — is mievi,le an excuse to play up a paranoid atmosphere, which other stories in the collection will do a lot better.

I could kick myself for skipping “Reports of Certain Events in London” the fro time I checked out this book, all because I thought a collection of letters and meeting notes would be boring.

I’m not really a short story fan to begin with but I was hoping such a talented writer could do it. A man begins receiving anonymous instructions to courier seemingly unimportant items from location to location. The ideas are often great, it’s the stories themselves felt a bit rushed and unpolished.