[E–pub New] (Looking for Jake Stories) By China Miéville


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    China Miéville ↠ 1 FREE READ CHARACTERS ð PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK ↠ China Miéville [E–pub New] (Looking for Jake Stories) By China Miéville The name China Miéville isn't generally synonymous with short stories probably because he doesn't write them that often In the past decade he's published 10 novels and in the same span produced only 16 pieces of short fiction I mean whatever Dude is busy I think he also became an economics genius ran for political office and did about 3 million arm curls during that decade too Oh and got a giant suid tattoo Anyway it's pretty annoying to

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    CHARACTERS ð PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK ↠ China Miéville China Miéville ↠ 1 FREE READ [E–pub New] (Looking for Jake Stories) By China Miéville China Mieville is not necessarily known for his work in shorter works but Looking For Jake his 2005 collection of shorter fi

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    FREE READ Looking for Jake Stories [E–pub New] (Looking for Jake Stories) By China Miéville Matters shuffle along pressed and steamed by the incessant heat Each piece in this collection appears climate controlled as if penned upon a sofa while listening to The Fall and waiting for delivery Korean barbecue You can recognize my resentment I wanted to read Thomas Ligotti last night to no avail Then early this morning when it was already jungle muggy outside I read a story Reports of Certain Events in

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Looking for Jake Stories

FREE READ Looking for Jake Stories FREE READ ¼ Looking for Jake Stories China Miéville ↠ 1 FREE READ What William Gibson did for science fiction China Miéville has done for fantasy shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of startling often shocking intensity Now from this brilliant young writer comes a groundbreaking collection of stories many of them previously. The name China Mi ville isn t generally synonymous with short stories probably because he doesn t write them that often In the past decade he s published 10 novels and in the same span produced only 16 pieces of short fiction I mean whatever Dude is busy I think he also became an economics genius ran for political office and did about 3 million arm curls during that decade too Oh and got a giant suid tattoo Anyway it s pretty annoying to discover that he also does short fiction astonishingly well I love Mi ville as a novelist but longform talent is no guarantee of an aptitude with short fiction Also I generally don t much like short stories which raises the bar higher still And the jerk pretty much clears it with ease this is right up there with Stories of Your Life and Others on my list of short stories collections that I didn t just half heartedly flip through Which to be fair is pretty much every other book of short stories I ve read that Stephen King didn t writeThere are fourteen stories here most having appeared elsewhere A few earned some minor awards the Locus Is that a thing people care about but no Hugo or Nebula nods Nevertheless each of them has its strong points and there are only one or two outright clunkers in the bunch an astonishingly high batting average if you ask me There is very much of a Chinaness about them all though if you are a fan their style and content will be pretty comfortable If you aren t nothing here is going to suddenly turn you on to the fact that everything he writes is pretty great and oh how wrong you have been in the past But if that s the case you have been WrongLooking for Jake The title story is probably one of my least favorite in the collection if only because it feels so underdeveloped 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 mostly an excuse to play up a paranoid atmosphere which other stories in the collection will do a lot better Sets the mood though GRADE B Foundation This one is my least favorite no probably about it Also it is easily one of the least subtle things China has written A guy can speak to the foundations of buildings which is a nice perk for a contractor though mostly they just complain about how they are miserable and dead and filled with sand Because they are the bodies of all the people dude killed in the Gulf War Something something oil It s an effectively chilling tale but too telegraphed and thusly rather unsatisfying GRADE C The Ball Room I really liked this slight but inventive ghost story co written with two others if only because it and I are simpatico on two key points those ball pits kids play in Are gross And stores like Ikea Are hell GRADE BReports of Certain Events in London An idea so China China had to make himself the narrator just so he can tell us how NEW WEIRD the whole thing is Meta China is mistakenly delivered some notes and photos intended for one Charles Melville from a secret society tracking these rogue streets that have been appearing and disappearing around London Cute idea but the fragmentary presentation left me feeling a bit baffled It won some award though so what do I know GRADE B Familiar Remember how large swaths of Perdido Street Station are just descriptions of how gross and pustule covered everything is This entire story is one big pustule A witch accidentally makes a familiar out of his own discarded flesh It evolves Grossly Later it fights with a big pile of living garbage Still can t say China doesn t make two blood muck garbage monsters fighting sound damn poetic GRADE CEntry Taken from a Medical Encyclopedia The shortest story in the book it is what the title says it is the etymology and history of a brain liuifying disease spread by the utterance of a single word Yes the word is included but not the pronunciation So get cracking Brief but amusing snarky academic footnotes are always worth a few bonus points GRADE BDetails A contender for the finest story in the collection this one explores a young boy s relationship with a weird neighbor who has locked herself away from the world because she s able to see the devil in the details You know literally An unusually intriguing idea effectively told and ended AGo Between The exploration of a man s paranoia the narrator thinks he has been targeted to receive and send secret messages of world shattering import But he can t figure out if the message senders are on the side of the devil or the angels So he never sends their last message and drives himself crazy trying to figure out if he did the right thing or not We as readers can also posit a third option he is nuts GRADE BDifferent Skies My favorite Feels like vintage Stephen King old man buys a fancy antiue piece of glass in a consignment shop installs it in his study window and soon discovers that the view through that particular pane is now a little different It looks out onto a different sky and there are presences lurking out there taunting him Wanting in The last line gave me non hyperbolic goosebumps GRADE AAn End to Hunger You know that annoying website FreeRicecom that makes you play a word game and awards you points in the form of grains of rice donated to starving third world countries Does that website make you want to throw your internet out a window because what kind of put a bow on it feel good useless corporate bullshit fake charity is that China Mi ville agrees with you based on this story of a hacker who decides to take a similar site down It s a fun bit of corporate paranoia and if you uestion the politics behind it just remember that it was originally published in a socialist journal so you know what you re in for GRADE B Tis the Season Hey a funny one Christmas TM has been purchased copyrighted and licensed and don t let them catch you with a Christmas Tree TM Tinsel TM or Wrapped Gifts TM unless you have an official license buddy So what happens when a bunch of protestors decide to take back Christmas Trenchant social commentary I bet GRADE BJack If you read Perdido Street Station you no doubt remember Jack Half a Prayer oh he of the late book deus ex mantis arm appearance Here s a little about where he came from and what happened to him later If you ve visited New Crobuzon before you know it isn t going to be pretty I still want to know about this guy this glimpse is about the city itself its corruption and politics and the horrible way it tortures its criminals by literally remaking their bodies into representations of their crimes But so mantis arm sometimes the representations are kind of abstract OK GRADE BOn the Way to the Front A brief graphic story about hmmm Well there s this guy on a bus and Some soldiers seem to be But you can t uite tell Is the guy dead Or wait are the soldiers Is the art supposed to be so crappy I think maybe it is something about anti war Going with anti war GRADE The Tain The longest story originally published separately as a novella by a specialty press It s late and I can t finish this right now so TO BE CONTINUED in my review of that editionLook Pretty I also tried listening to this one as an audiobook to see if it would be any clearer with a narrator explaining the images Nope Basic Polish A Grammar and Workbook science fiction China Miéville has done for fantasy Digital Futures shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of The New Rules of Business Etiuette startling often Improving Schools Using Systems Leadership shocking intensity Now from this brilliant young writer comes a groundbreaking collection of Shame and Sexuality stories many of them previously. The name China Mi ville isn t generally Professional Advances in Sports Coaching synonymous with The Persian Sufis short The Literature of Georgia A History Caucasus World stories probably because he doesn t write them that often In the past decade he The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies s published 10 novels and in the What Is Mormonism? same Fields of Force span produced only 16 pieces of A Side of Faith short fiction I mean whatever Dude is busy I think he also became an economics genius ran for political office and did about 3 million arm curls during that decade too Oh and got a giant The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law suid tattoo Anyway it CCNP ROUTE 642 902 Official Certification Guide s pretty annoying to discover that he also does Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning short fiction astonishingly well I love Mi ville as a novelist but longform talent is no guarantee of an aptitude with Lancelot and Guinevere A Casebook Arthurian Characters and Themes short fiction Also I generally don t much like Teaching Thinking Skills across the Middle Years A Practical Approach for Children Aged 9 14 NACEFulton Publication short Readings in Medieval Political Theory 1100 1400 Hackett Publishing Co stories which raises the bar higher Writing Worlds still And the jerk pretty much clears it with ease this is right up there with Stories of Your Life and Others on my list of The Economics of Time and Ignorance Foundations of the Market Economy short Ultrasound of Congenital Fetal Anomalies stories collections that I didn t just half heartedly flip through Which to be fair is pretty much every other book of The Hobbit Trap short The Victorian World stories I ve read that Stephen King didn t writeThere are fourteen Shadow Bones stories here most having appeared elsewhere A few earned Maid to Fit Man Maid #1 some minor awards the Locus Is that a thing people care about but no Hugo or Nebula nods Nevertheless each of them has its A Sinful Seduction strong points and there are only one or two outright clunkers in the bunch an astonishingly high batting average if you ask me There is very much of a Chinaness about them all though if you are a fan their Camp Princess 2 Unicorns? Get Real Camp Princess style and content will be pretty comfortable If you aren t nothing here is going to Tropical Fantasy suddenly turn you on to the fact that everything he writes is pretty great and oh how wrong you have been in the past But if that Silent Night s the case you have been WrongLooking for Jake The title With A Southern Touch story is probably one of my least favorite in the collection if only because it feels Surprise Delivery That'S My Baby Silhouette Special Edition 1273 so underdeveloped The hazy premise a man Sultry Pleasure searches for his missing friend in a world that has undergone What It Takes some unexplained remaking that has A Buccaneer at Heart seen random people disappear in an instant and letters dropped into mailboxes delivered to everywhere or nowhere by Shadow Command Patrick McLanahan #14 someone or Untouched something or nothing and buildings that are vacant but not vacant is mostly an excuse to play up a paranoid atmosphere which other An Earthly Knight stories in the collection will do a lot better Sets the mood though GRADE B Foundation This one is my least favorite no probably about it Also it is easily one of the least The Raintree Rebellion subtle things China has written A guy can Lethal Pursuit Bagram Special Ops #3 speak to the foundations of buildings which is a nice perk for a contractor though mostly they just complain about how they are miserable and dead and filled with Dark Truth sand Because they are the bodies of all the people dude killed in the Gulf War Something The Wallflower's Mistletoe Wedding something oil It I Slept with Slender Man s an effectively chilling tale but too telegraphed and thusly rather unsatisfying GRADE C The Ball Room I really liked this The Commanding Stone The Osserian Saga #3 slight but inventive ghost The Morcai Battalion story co written with two others if only because it and I are Back in the Soldiers Arms simpatico on two key points those ball pits kids play in Are gross And Darkness Calls stores like Ikea Are hell GRADE BReports of Certain Events in London An idea Shadow Bones so China China had to make himself the narrator just The Gentlemans Bride Search Glass Slipper Brides #5 so he can tell us how NEW WEIRD the whole thing is Meta China is mistakenly delivered Secrets of a Holy Father A Family Memoir some notes and photos intended for one Charles Melville from a SOS Marry Me secret The Godhead The God Wave Trilogy #3 society tracking these rogue Wicked Nix streets that have been appearing and disappearing around London Cute idea but the fragmentary presentation left me feeling a bit baffled It won The New Executive Assistant Advice for Succeeding in Your Career some award though A Winchester Homecoming so what do I know GRADE B Familiar Remember how large Their Mistletoe Baby swaths of Perdido Street Station are just descriptions of how gross and pustule covered everything is This entire Ecosystem Innovation story is one big pustule A witch accidentally makes a familiar out of his own discarded flesh It evolves Grossly Later it fights with a big pile of living garbage Still can t Winter Is Past say China doesn t make two blood muck garbage monsters fighting Claimed for the Leonelli Legacy sound damn poetic GRADE CEntry Taken from a Medical Encyclopedia The Paranoid shortest Rune Warriors Sword of Doom story in the book it is what the title British Historical Cinema British Popular Cinema Series says it is the etymology and history of a brain liuifying disease You Wouldnt Believe Me If I Told You spread by the utterance of a Bidding on the Bachelor Saved by the Blog #2 single word Yes the word is included but not the pronunciation So get cracking Brief but amusing The Twentieth Century Performance Reader snarky academic footnotes are always worth a few bonus points GRADE BDetails A contender for the finest Good Time Girl story in the collection this one explores a young boy The Golden KeelThe Vivero Letter s relationship with a weird neighbor who has locked herself away from the world because Stepping into the Princes World she Submit to Desire s able to The Bronze Age in Europe An Introduction to the Prehistory of Europe C 2000 700 Bc see the devil in the details You know literally An unusually intriguing idea effectively told and ended AGo Between The exploration of a man TV Cops s paranoia the narrator thinks he has been targeted to receive and Vision and Society send Achieving Competencies in Public Service secret messages of world Time and Timelessness shattering import But he can t figure out if the message Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals senders are on the Bodies of Sound side of the devil or the angels So he never Rene Girard and Myth An Introduction Theorists of Myth sends their last message and drives himself crazy trying to figure out if he did the right thing or not We as readers can also posit a third option he is nuts GRADE BDifferent Skies My favorite Feels like vintage Stephen King old man buys a fancy antiue piece of glass in a consignment Mary McLeod Bethune shop installs it in his Children Draw And Tell An Introduction To The Projective Uses Of Children's Human Figure Drawing study window and Natural Bridges soon discovers that the view through that particular pane is now a little different It looks out onto a different UN Peacebuilding Architecture sky and there are presences lurking out there taunting him Wanting in The last line gave me non hyperbolic goosebumps GRADE AAn End to Hunger You know that annoying website FreeRicecom that makes you play a word game and awards you points in the form of grains of rice donated to Employment Law starving third world countries Does that website make you want to throw your internet out a window because what kind of put a bow on it feel good useless corporate bullshit fake charity is that China Mi ville agrees with you based on this Magical Writing in Salasaca Literacy and Power in HighlandEcuador Westview Case Studies in Anthropology story of a hacker who decides to take a Defining Danger American Assassins and the New Domestic Terrorists similar Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin site down It European Citizenship Practice s a fun bit of corporate paranoia and if you uestion the politics behind it just remember that it was originally published in a All Together Now socialist journal Metropolis 2000 so you know what you re in for GRADE B Tis the Season Hey a funny one Christmas TM has been purchased copyrighted and licensed and don t let them catch you with a Christmas Tree TM Tinsel TM or Wrapped Gifts TM unless you have an official license buddy So what happens when a bunch of protestors decide to take back Christmas Trenchant Optimal Edge social commentary I bet GRADE BJack If you read Perdido Street Station you no doubt remember Jack Half a Prayer oh he of the late book deus ex mantis arm appearance Here In Search of Elvis Music Race Art Religion s a little about where he came from and what happened to him later If you ve visited New Crobuzon before you know it isn t going to be pretty I In Search of Elvis still want to know about this guy this glimpse is about the city itself its corruption and politics and the horrible way it tortures its criminals by literally remaking their bodies into representations of their crimes But In Search of Elvis so mantis arm In Search of Elvis sometimes the representations are kind of abstract OK GRADE BOn the Way to the Front A brief graphic Decoding the Past The Psychohistorical Approach story about hmmm Well there The Future of English Teaching Worldwide s this guy on a bus and Some Title IX soldiers Covenant and Constitutionalism The Covenant Tradition in Politics Covenant Tradition in PoliticsDaniel J Elazar Vol 3 seem to be But you can t uite tell Is the guy dead Or wait are the Die Alternative Sprachlehrmethode Tprs Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling soldiers Is the art Tourism Experiences and Animal Consumption supposed to be The Culture of Western Europe The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries so crappy I think maybe it is Changing of the Gods something about anti war Going with anti war GRADE The Tain The longest Philippine Collaboration In World War II story originally published Open Space New Media Documentary separately as a novella by a The Koreans Contemporary Politics and Society specialty press It The Psychopharmacologists III so TO BE CONTINUED in my review of that editionLook Pretty I also tried listening to this one as an audiobook to

FREE READ Looking for Jake Stories

FREE READ Looking for Jake Stories FREE READ ¼ Looking for Jake Stories China Miéville ↠ 1 FREE READ Unavailable in the United States and including four never before published tales–one set in Miéville’s signature fantasy world of New Crobuzon Among the fourteen superb fictions are“Jack”–Following the events of his acclaimed novel Perdido Street Station this tale of t. Matters shuffle along pressed and steamed by the incessant heat Each piece in this collection appears climate controlled as if penned upon a sofa while listening to The Fall and waiting for delivery Korean barbecue You can recognize my resentment I wanted to read Thomas Ligotti last night to no avail Then early this morning when it was already jungle muggy outside I read a story Reports of Certain Events in London and this I was pleased by found documents amateur societies and phantom streets That high bar was to prove elusive Nothing else left me as uneasy Though there was a wonky tale one which smelled of The Destructors it s a paen to aging felt contrived though idea of a haunted stained glass was worth pondering End to Hunger is an interesting gloss on the early days of the Internet and yet the pose of the anarchist activist artist is ultimately sad not tragic

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FREE READ Looking for Jake Stories FREE READ ¼ Looking for Jake Stories China Miéville ↠ 1 FREE READ Wisted attachment and horrific revenge traces the rise and fall of the Remade Robin Hood known as Jack Half a Prayer “Familiar”–Spurned by its creator a sorceress’s familiar embarks on a strange and unsettling odyssey of self discovery in a coming of age story like no othe. One of those rare occasions where I got to borrow a book from my girlfriend She has good taste but since she lives in Belgium I tend to encounter books first But this one I kept meaning to pick up and somehow didn t I wasn t sure what I thought of the idea of China Mi ville doing short stories his novels are so often so sprawling so full of gleefully grotesue imagery that I didn t think he could contain himself within a short storyHe canSome of the stories are effective than others I particularly enjoyed Reports of Certain Events in London somehow I couldn t really say why Anyway if you like Mi ville s stuff these short stories are a good opportunity to see him constrain himself somewhat and write tight little stories If you can t seem to get a handhold with Mi ville but you like the idea of his work this might be it

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Looking for Jake Stories
  • China Miéville
  • English
  • 15 January 2020
  • 9780345476074