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Kraken
Kraken | China Miville
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from China Mivilles Embassytown.With this outrageous new novel, China Miville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read thisor any otheryear. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring aboutor preventthe End of All Things.In the Darwin Centre at Londons Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centres prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis duxbetter known as the Giant Squid. But Billys tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air.As Billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizenshuman and otherwiseare adept in magic and murder.There is the Congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots go back to the dawn of humanityand beyond. There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. There is the FSRCthe Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unita branch of Londons finest that fights sorcery with sorcery. There is Wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There are the Londonmancers, who read the future in the citys entrails. There is Grisamentum, Londons greatest wizard, whose shadow lingers long after his death. And then there is Goss and Subby, an ageless old man and a cretinous boy who, together, constitute a terrifyingyet darkly charismaticdemonic duo.All of themand othersare in pursuit of Billy, who inadvertently holds the key to the missing squid, an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.
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catsuit_mango
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So when you are travelling carry-on only it is not very smart to buy books... Especially big ones like kraken... If I'm complaining about my back today that is the reason why ;)

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Abby2
Kraken | China Miville
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Pickpick

Crazy fun story with so many interesting twists.

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AnansiGirl
Kraken | China Miville
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📖 tagged book on my TBR

🎬 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man‘s Chest

🎼 Nemo ~ Nightwish 🦑 First song for Monday that Spotify shuffle mode began to play.

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💛🦑💛 6mo
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speljamr
Kraken | China Miville
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The latest Thriftbooks book haul.

nudibranch Yessss! Kraken and Burnham's, my kind of reading!! 8mo
shammi.dc10 Empire of the Mughals is good!!! More a thriller than a history book, I enjoyed the fast pace of the books!! 8mo
suzisteffen Not my fave Miéville, but still great. 8mo
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Squidapus
Kraken | China Miville
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Pickpick

What a trip! I dunno why Squidapus never read Mieville earlier because urban fantasy like this is his weakness! A book of delightfully witty prose about a preservation specialist and the giant squid that is stolen from him! While occasionally confusing thanks to the ideas this book has about magic it's heavily outweighed by how creative and unique those systems are. Squidapus really enjoys when an author dives deep to make they're fantasy shine!

Tonton This is so good! 11mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Every Miéville novel goes this hardcore weird but in a totally different direction than all the others. My favorite is probably The Scar, but this one is up there. 10mo
Squidapus @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Definitely need to read more 10mo
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Squidapus
Kraken | China Miville
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It's been a while since I was on here, unfortunately, but what better time to come back then on the day I finished Kraken by China Mieville I also got my tattoo of Squidapus done! It came out so good! He joins his good friends on my arm and is now forever a part of me!

#tattoo

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Squidapus
Kraken | China Miville
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Oh ho ho, looks like it's time for Squidapus to start reading Kraken! How a propo. Amazingly, as someone writing an urban fantasy novel, Squidapus had never read a Mieville book. Mainly cause a friend said he could be problematic. That friend turned out to be a jerk so maybe he's actually really good! Let's find out!

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Moray_Reads
Kraken | China Miville
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1. Kraken by China Miéville
2. Hannah Kent
3. Knightmare (a childhood favourite!)
4. Kreplach
#manicmonday #letterk @JoScho

JoScho What is Kreplach? 12mo
SilversReviews Oooo...I enjoy Hannah Kent‘s books. 12mo
Moray_Reads @JoScho a type of dumpling, similar to gyoza or pierogi 12mo
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AlaMich 👍 on the kreplach! 12mo
JoScho Oh that sounds awesome! I love pierogies! 12mo
Moray_Reads @JoScho me too! I love all types of dumpling 😋 12mo
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Squidapus
Kraken | China Miville
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Well, look what I bought Squidapus while out and about today! He's never read any China Mieville (surprisingly) so I figured Kraken was a good place to start! I also found a cute book about sharks and a graphic novel dealing with trans issues. Maybe he'll forgive me for White Trash Zombie!
...hrm, still mad.

UnidragonFrag I love your squid!! 😍 13mo
Squidapus @UnidragonFrag Thanks! He doesn't say much but he's very well read. And holds a grudge when I buy him bad books... 13mo
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TelevisionNeighbor
Kraken | China Miville
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Picked these up at one of those little lending libraries. I haven‘t read either author. I started Kraken once but had to return before I finished.

vivastory I'm almost finished with Kraken. It's bonkers. 13mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Kraken | China Miville
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Getting a bit cheeky with the #China prompt #AugustItsATrip #Mievillains

BookishTrish Nicely played 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 😃😉❤️💗🙌🏻 13mo
AlaMich You have quite the collection! What are your favorites of his? 13mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk @AlaMich Top 3 would be The Scar, Perdido Street Station, Kraken, and The City & the City... wait, that‘s 4... oh and Railsea. Okay, so that‘s my Top 5, starting with Most Beloved. 13mo
AlaMich @TobeyTheScavengerMonk 😊I haven‘t read all of his works, but my favorite thus far is The City. 13mo
saresmoore 😍 13mo
vkois88 You had me sold with a book about a Kraken 😂😂 And its worshippers lol 13mo
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vivastory
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😂😂

saresmoore Bahaha! Munching wanktoasters is my favorite. 13mo
vivastory @saresmoore I'm partial to Shitfoxes 😂 13mo
readordierachel Shitfoxes sounds like an indie band. 13mo
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😬😱😵
Good gravy, this book is disturbing. Beyond brilliant, but the villains are among the most memorable & deranged I have ever read.

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vivastory
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I nearly posted the comment that I am inordinately excited to start this. Stupid, I know. No such thing as disproportionate enthusiasm when it comes to Miéville.

saresmoore No, there isn‘t! I think I did start this one and decided the timing wasn‘t right, but the first few scenes have sort of haunted me ever since. In a good way. 14mo
Owlizabeth This has been sitting on my TBR shelf for too long! 14mo
Moray_Reads Oh, oh it's so good! Miéville is brilliant in every sense of the word 14mo
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j9brown
Kraken | China Miville
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A quick rainbow pile before getting ready for work!

#riotgrams #rainbowbookstack

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Creadnorthey
Kraken | China Miville
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Pickpick

A great read! Rich and unbelievably quirky with plenty of steam in the punk to bring on the end of... something. Mieville populates his story with fascinating grotesque characters walking in step with the every day, to show his great love for London and examine the age old question: If an apocalypse finishes the world and no one is around to remember it, does the apocalypse really happen?" End conclusion: bring it (whatever it is) on!

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Creadnorthey
Kraken | China Miville
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Yup still reading this- sucked down into the depths of Mieville‘s writing.

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Creadnorthey
Kraken | China Miville

I‘m doing a leisurely read of this one it is such a pleasure- parts Lovecraft, parts nifty thriller, parts Marx brothers- can‘t really go wrong- where‘s the movie?

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AshHisson
Kraken | China Miville
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed aspects of this book, but found the writing style a bit disjointed and difficult to follow. I constantly found myself rereading pages because I had trouble remembering details. And the main character wasn‘t overly compelling; there were a lot of minor characters I would have liked to see a lot more of. I‘m torn on this but I don‘t think I‘d recommend this to friends. 2.5/5 #marchreads #specfic

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Moray_Reads
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What a blinder! Kraken is full of complex ideas, all bound up in a thrilling plot and boundless imagination. It's a challenging, hilarious and astonishing ride, I never need to look up so many words and concepts as when I'm reading his work. This was my second reading and my deeper understanding of physics and eschatology from the intervening years just made me marvel the more at Mr Miéville's deeply Weird, fiercely, fiendishly intelligent brain.

saresmoore What a great review! I almost started this last night after finishing the first Dirk Gently, but I decided I was in the mood for a long, dark teatime, instead. 1y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore well, this is long and dark, not so much tea though ? I enjoyed this one even more the second time. It's like he read Neverwhere and thought "No offence, Neil, but I can make this much weirder." 1y
saresmoore Hahaha! What a great comparison! I MUST read it, now. 1y
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Moray_Reads
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Swe_Eva Such a great book! Miéville is a special type of egg, indeed. ? 1y
Moray_Reads @LT_eva what a strange, brilliant man he is. I read this years ago and is forgotten how complex and bonkers it is 🦑🦑 1y
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Bookboss
Kraken | China Miville
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I love China Mieville‘s work. This book is a fast-paced urban fantasy that keeps the weirdness coming until nothing seems weird anymore. It could have done with a bit of editing, but still very enjoyable. The ride through the magical underbelly of London is exhilarating.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Kraken | China Miville
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“Collingswood frowned at the clouds, like she did not like what they wrote.”

The first quote that came to mind for #mood #QuotsyFeb18

If you wouldn‘t mind Neverwhere being a little darker and a little edgier, read this book!

AlaMich Holy cow, what language is that?? Or *cough* IS that a real language? 🤔 (edited) 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Alamich Google says Hungarian! I was just looking for a cool Kraken picture. 2y
AlaMich @TobeyTheScavengerMonk phew, for a second there I thought you were just messing with me 😉 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
Kraken | China Miville
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Damn you #kindledailydeals !
I‘ve gone a little crazy lately (one is a #kindlefirst so it was free)
#sorrynotsorry

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Kraken | China Miville
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“Into sleep's benthos and deeper. A slander that the deepest parts are lightless. There are moments of phosphor with animal movement. Somatic glimmers, and in the trench of sleep those lights were tiny dreams.”

#sleep #QuotsyJan18

If you like Neverwhere read Kraken!

#Recommendsday

Moray_Reads I LOVED Kraken. It was my first Miéville 2y
AiBBot I loved it too. The Scar is my favourite though. It shook my world. (edited) 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @AiBBot The Scar is my favorite Miéville too! 2y
AiBBot We have excellent taste. 2y
heikemarie Any Miéville!! :) 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Current month end Sunday listen.

#accountantproblems #justkeepswimming

Pruzy Aaaand? How did you like it? (edited) 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Pruzy I'm still processing sort of. It's so weird. 😂 But I enjoyed it. 2y
Pruzy @Ashley_Nicoletto Reminded me a lot of Neverwhere to be honest! 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Kraken | China Miville
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At the request of @Leniverse and @Pruzy here are my #Top10AuthorRecommendations ummm... I'm usually a stickler for arbitrary rules but... I slipped?

I did try to stick with authors I actually have and do recommend often. I love Gene Wolfe but he's not for everyone, and I kind of feel like I don't need to recommend Tolkien because you already either know his deal and love him or know he's not your bag.

StaceyKondla It is so cool to see an Alberta author (Minister Faust) on a favourites list stacked with big names 😊 2y
TricksyTails I love, love, love this list ♥️👍🏻 Also, love how you rigged it to squeeze in even more awesome authors! 😂 2y
Leniverse I almost didn't add Tolkien for the same reason, but then I thought of all the times I've said, "Sure, the movies, whatever, but have you read the books!?" ? 2y
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Leniverse Also, there are four names on your list I haven't even heard of! 😱 Making notes. 2y
DivaDiane What an awesome list! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @StaceyKondla I read Coyote Kings in college and have followed his work ever since! He deserves to be a big name too so I recommend him every chance I get. 2y
Leniverse Faust, Linskold, Morrison, and Anders. I'll have to look them up on Goodreads later. 😃 2y
rohit-sawant Love this list! 2y
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Kamisha
Kraken | China Miville
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Panpan

Just finished this one on audio. And unfortunately I just could not get into it. It was a confusing one to listen to and didn't make me want to focus. The narrator was actually quite good but there was so much going on I found it hard to pay attention. Probably better read than listened to. #audiobookstogo #backtoreading

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becausetrains
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Neil Gaiman: "I'm gonna write a book about an outsider who gets swept up into factional conflict in magical London!"

China Miéville: "Hold my beer."

The story is good on its own merits, but moreso the 500-some pages hold some of the best world-building and characterization I've ever read. Miéville has a gift, and you should read slowly and savor it.

Grrlbrarian This was gonzo. I loved it - and Architeuthis! 😍🦑 2y
CharissaWeaksAuthor Well, now I have to add this book. 2y
8leagueboot That Gaiman joke made me smile 😆 2y
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becausetrains
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"But it was always a sleight of politics to stress only that aspect of the far right. There was another, somewhat repressed but no less faithful and faithfully fascist tradition: the decadent baroque."

China keeping it real through fiction. ?

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becausetrains
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Quotes out of context ftw 😂 #LitsyAfterDark

(PS: go read this book, especially fans of Neverwhere)

Robothugs 😂😂😂 2y
Zelma "Ever flog your skills?" Um, no thank you? ? 2y
LeahBergen Does that have the same meaning as our Canadian saying, "Pulling your goalie"? ? 2y
becausetrains @LeahBergen 😂 it's a real five-man rush 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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Avanders
Kraken | China Miville
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Day 2 of #sizzlinsummerbooks. #ocean ... at least I think these all relate .. most of my books are TBR so I don't always know precisely what they're about. 😁#owlcrate #MrB @owlcrate @Tiffy_Reads

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vivastory
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Too good to resist!

saresmoore Ooh! Got it. Thanks for sharing! 2y
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Literary_Siren
Kraken | China Miville
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~*~ Daily Deal~*~ I have both these books sitting in my never ending TBR pile. Both are $1.99 right now. #GoodReadsDailyDeals

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daena
Kraken | China Miville
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I needed some book therapy today, to clear my head a bit. Half priced books came through with some great finds.

EvieBee They always do! Excellent finds. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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My favorite literary #bodyofwater shows up in Kraken. You see, there is an old Victorian house in the northwest of London filled from floor to ceiling with saltwater. It is the Embassy of the Sea.

You can't talk to the ocean in London. That would be crazy! No, you go to the Embassy, write down your request then put it in a little glass bottle and push it through the mail slot. Your answer will return the same way. The paper will be damp.

RealLifeReading Ok now I want to read this! 2y
RachelO I've been intrigued by Miéville, but this might have pushed me to actually read him! 2y
Moray_Reads Such an imagination ❤❤ 2y
readinginthedark ❤️❤️❤️❤️I need to read this! 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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A random selection of books featuring #bodiesofwater, most of which are fictional, for #MayBookFlowers. Going to say the Kraken and the Mary Celeste count as #mythslegendsofthesea for #pirateslife #whatawaytolive

It's been a few weeks since I made a big deal about Kraken and how you should read it. I'm slipping.

CrowCAH Great choices! 2y
Moray_Reads Kraken was my first China Miéville, haven't looked back since 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Moray_Reads I'm so glad I totally judged Perdido Street Station by its cover years ago. I picked it up when it and King Rat were his only published works. 2y
Moray_Reads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I read Kraken shortly after I first read Neverwhere which is why I think that had never really been one of my favourites​ by Gaiman, it was just overwhelmed by Miéville 2y
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DGRachel
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I don't have a nightstand, but I use this corner of a desk in my room to charge my iPhone and iPad overnight and to stack whatever books I'm currently reading. Kraken is...weird. It's taking me awhile to get through, so I bought the paperback to eliminate the stress of library due dates. #onthenightstand #aprilbookshowers

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Weird is accurate. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Kraken | China Miville
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"Into sleep's benthos and deeper. A slander that the deepest parts are lightless. There are moments of phosphor with animal movement. Somatic glimmers, and in the trench of sleep those lights were tiny dreams.”

G'night folks. #aQuoteaDay

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DGRachel
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I think it's time to retire the Bookout app. I've had migraines of varying intensities for days and I'm not feeling any of the books I've started (totally me, not the books). Because I'm in a funk, I'm reading slower and it's showing in my stats, which is stressing me out. I can feel myself not wanting to read the book because I'm reading too slow. What's up with that? #nopressure Definitely time to dump the app & the made up stress! #selfcare

Demanda My reading pace varies wildly depending on how I feel, my mood, and wine intake 😉. Get rid of that app, and read at whatever pace works for you in the moment. I hope you feel better! 2y
Notafraidofwords @Demanda totally agree! 2y
LeahBergen I read every single book at a different pace. Ditch it! We read because we love it. 2y
Amandajoy I tried this app & found it too stressful to remember to star the app! 2y
dsfisher Crickey girl, dump the app 2y
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DGRachel
Kraken | China Miville
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I have a ton of work I need to do around the house (mow the lawn, vacuum, laundry), but I am not feeling well, so I'm going to indulge in a warm beverage and start this book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better!! 2y
Zelma Sounds like a much better plan! Get well! 2y
DGRachel @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Zelma Thank you! I got about a third of the (small) lawn mowed before I started to feel faint. Going to listen to my body now and just read or sleep. 😴🤕 2y
Zelma Good decision. No need to push it and make yourself sicker! 2y
Nat_Reads Love how your mug matches your book 👌 2y
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prowlix
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Help! I have a question for my fellow audiophile Littens! I am trying to decide my best use for my current credit! I haven't read any China Miéville or listened to any John Lee yet and can't tell if this is a good place to start? The sample sounds great but this might be easier to read rather than listen too?

Lindy Mieville throws you in at the deep end at the start of his novels. I enjoyed this, and Embassytown, in audio, but I would recommend City and the City as your first Mieville. 2y
prowlix @Lindy thanks for the tip! 2y
Lindy @prowlix I forgot to mention that John Lee is fabulous. He also did City and the City. 👍 2y
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DGRachel
Kraken | China Miville
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...and my library hold came in today. #blameitonLitsy #blametobeythescavengermonk

BookishBlonde12 Such a great read! 😁 2y
mjdowens SOLD! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Prepare for some unleaded crazy! Enjoy! 2y
LauraBeth This sounds banana pants crazy! 2y
CherylDeFranceschi 👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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A day late for #autobuyauthors I think I really only have 3. Neil Gaiman, China Miéville (pictured), and Adrian Tchaikovsky. So basically 3 British guys.

4 of these are TBR. The rest are all spectacular in their own unique ways.

I'm basically going to keep posting about Kraken until everyone checks it out. @CherylDeFranceschi knows what's up. #marchintoreading

TobeyTheScavengerMonk @saresmoore If you like The City & the City there's more where that came from! 3y
2BR02B Embassytown is next on my TBR. Mieville is one of my few auto-buys as well. 3y
saresmoore I haven't read Adrian Tchaikovsky yet either. Do you have a suggestion of where to start—or rather which will a good the best representation of his skill? 3y
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saresmoore Also, @CherylDeFranceschi always knows what's up. 3y
Sue The City and the City is my fave Mieville. I also loved Embassytown. I struggled though the Kraken and bailed on Perdido St - way too many bodily fluids in that one for me! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Listen to Tibet- this book is tentacular!!!! 3y
AlaMich Another vote for The City And The City. Kraken definitely on the TBR list. 3y
AlaMich @Sue I finished Perdido but did not love it. 3y
IamIamIam I have one autobuy and that's Carl Hiaasen. Almost everything that man does is gold...almost...lol 3y
mandapants Done. Added to list. You got one more on board. 3y
Moray_Reads I've had a couple of misses with China Miéville but I'll read anything he puts out because he's a genius. I love Kraken, the City and the City, Railsea and The last Days of New Paris but I haven't read all of his backlist. Have you seen his forthcoming nonfiction? 3y
Sue @AlaMich It really reminded me of the grunge writing that started getting big in the 90s, which was not my thing. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @sue @AlaMich Perdido Street Station was indeed gruesome with a capital GRUE but it was my first book by him and rocked my grunge '90s high school world. I will say that The Scar takes place in the same world and is a much better novel. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Moray_Reads I am excited about his October. I read very little nonfiction and it is a subject I know little about, but you are right about him being a genius. I have no doubt it will be a great read. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘ve still got to read Rail Sea, Un Lun Dun, Three Moments and New Paris. And October which came out after I took this. 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Un Lun Dun is unlike any of his other work, IMO. It's more young adult / fairy tailish. Very much an Alice in Wonderland vibe going on. Good stuff though. 👍 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#17rainbowbooks Decided to go all-out for #bluecovers

howjessreads So fun that you have so many, and they're so different from my similar photo! 🙂 3y
AlaMich I loved the Takeshi Kovacs series!! Was rather disappointed in The Steel Remains though. 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @AlaMich I have The Steel Remains but it is still To Be Read. Have you heard that they're currently filming Altered Carbon for Netflix? 3y
AlaMich Oooh, really? 😃 Now I want to read it again before it come out. 3y
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Audiobookhead
Kraken | China Miville
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Any suggestions as to which one I should begin first?

Dogearedcopy I haven't headed Daniel Orreskes narrate; but I would be tempted to listen to the sequel of 'The Strain' first; Then John Lee; Then Carolyn McCormick; But I have to be honest in that I don't like McCormick as a narrator, so the only reason I would listen to that book would be so that I could get to the sequel(s) narrates by Bronson Pinchot 😉 3y
Karkar This is my vote. 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Kraken | China Miville
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#riotgrams #onewordtitle Remember how awesome Kraken is? If not, go read Kraken.

CherylDeFranceschi I remember! 3y
annkuch13 All the books in this photo are so good!! 3y
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Karionie
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Pickpick

Visceral and visual. I always enjoy Miéville's use of language. I felt the story got a bit muddled toward the end, but it pulled itself together. If I were going to introduce someone to Miéville's books, I wouldn't start with this one. He's written better in my opinion, but this was an enjoyable, if wholly bizarre read.

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gatogirl5
Kraken | China Miville
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I am full of disbelief. How has this author escaped my notice for so long? I'm only about 40 pages in, but I'm already really, really loving his style. Mieville's use of language is wonderfully creative and oddly challenging. I got borrowed this one from the library, but I can already tell you I'm definitely going to want this one in my permanent collection. Also, my TBR has now increased to include his other stuff as well. 😆

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Kraken | China Miville
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I couldn't think of anything that seemed purely #steampunk but I did see China Mieville on several lists so I plumped for Kraken. Mr Mieville likes to genre-bend so much there must be some steampunk elements, right? Note to self: reread this! #SeasonsReadings2016

britt_brooke Nice photo. 📷👌🏻 3y
vivastory That'll probably be my next Mieville 3y
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