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China MiĆ©ville: a user’s guide.

I just received in the mail China MiĆ©ville’s only young adult novel, Un Lun Dun, and sat down to read the back blurb with great excitement. Here it is: What is Un Lun Dun? It is London through the looking … Continue reading

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an open letter to Michael Chabon concerning the merits and deficiencies of Gentlemen of the Road

Here follow extensive and detailed spoilers for Gentlemen of the Road. If you intend to read that, do not read on. Dear Mick, You’re getting better. Seriously. You’ve improved. As you know, I was not terribly optimistic after reading Yiddish … Continue reading

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an open letter to Michael Chabon concerning the existence of female readers, of which he seems to be unaware.

Dear Michael Chabon, I just finished The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, and I have to say, I was blown away. The story is very good – funny, compelling, exciting – but what really knocked me on my ass was your use … Continue reading

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