Monday, July 23, 2012

Five top books on London

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on London:
by China Miéville

The high priest of the "New Weird" delivers a marvelous comic thriller that tips a British Museum researcher into a shadow reality where London's accreted mythology and occult legacies take on a menacing life. What starts with the theft of a giant squid gets infinitely stranger and as sprawlingly entertaining as the city it's set in. (Miéville also penned the enchanting Un Lun Dun, a vision of London's doppelganger seen through an Alice in Wonderland-like looking glass.)
Read about the other entries on the list.

Kraken also appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best museums in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue