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Here are my thoughts/ notes on the book:
- Saul was told about his heritage a bit like Harry Potter style.
- It cuts from boring fantasy to something weirdly intriguing.
- There's a british-fantasy flavour to his writings. A Faery-tale (rather than a fairy-tale).
- It's not as grim & grungy as the New Crobuzon stories; it's almost Stephen-King-ish but not quite horror.
- A play on the pied piper of Hamelin myth(oops, plot spoiler..)
- I find that I actually sympathised with the rodents than humans.
- A novel that makes hiphop (Jungle) hip! Rewind!*
* Mieville mentions this in his intro. Why "rewind"? You have to read the book to find out!