Railsea

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 384 pages
  • Railsea
  • China Miéville
  • English
  • 09 August 2017

About the Author: China Miéville

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Railsea book, this is one of the most wanted China Miéville author readers around the world.


Railsea On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one s death and the other s glory But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can t shake the sense that there is to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory coloured mole she s been chasing since it took her arm all those years ago When they come across a wrecked train, at first it s a welcome distraction But what Sham finds in the derelict a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible leads to considerably than he d bargained for Soon he s hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters and salvage scrabblers And it might not be just Sham s life that s about to change It could be the whole of the railsea From China Mi ville comes a novel for readers of all ages, a gripping and brilliantly imagined take on Herman Melville sMoby Dick that confirms his status as the most original and talented voice to appear in several years Science Fiction Chronicle From the Hardcover edition. New Download [ Railsea ] author [ China Miéville ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Railsea

  1. Nataliya says:

    Thank you, China Mi ville Thank you Thank youIn the last week a half, full of 14 hour work days, lack of sleep, physical mental exhaustion near constant feeling of overwhelmed inadequacy CM provided me with the sanctuary of a few precious hours when none of that mattered, when I was completely under the spell of this weirdly fascinating, ridiculous but engrossing universe, when I felt that Mi ville s boundless imagination has given me a safe haven where I could breathe fr Thank you, China Mi ville Thank you Thank youIn the last week a half, full of 14 hour work days, lack of sleep, physical mental exhaustion near constant feeling of overwhelmed inadequacy CM provided me with the sanctuary of a few precious hours when none of that mattered, when I was completely under the spell of this weirdly fascinating, ridiculous but engrossing universe, when I felt that Mi ville s boundless imagination has given me a safe haven where I could breathe free Therefore, my impression of this book may be somewhat colored by all the above But that s what books are for, right To create a frame of mind that makes life better, richer even easier, rightBtw, I actually do l...

  2. Traveller says:

    We re having an open book discussion of this book here Do come and join More , when it comes to China Mieville, for me, it s lurrvve lurve LURVE I m starting to get to the point where I miss his voice when I m not busy reading a Mi ville In this amusing and inventive coming of age story, Mi ville pulls out all the Postmodernist stops creates a work that is at the same time immediate, as it is highly allusive metafictional.Some of the characteristics of Pomo fiction We re having an open book discussion of this book here Do come and join More , when it comes to China Mieville, for me, it s lurrvve lurve LURVE I m starting to get to the point where I miss his voice when I m not busy reading a Mi ville In this amusing and inventive coming of age story, Mi ville pulls out all the Postmodernist stops creates a work that is at the same time immediate, as it is highly allusive metafictional.Some of the characteristics of Pomo fiction, especially as they apply to Railsea Postmodern authors tend to employ metafiction fiction that refers to itself, for instance when it poses as a journal or a history book, or when the author as Mi ville does in this novel breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the reader.Another characteristic of postmodern literature is the questioning of distinctions between high low culture through the use of pastiche A pastiche is a work of art or literature, that imitates the work of a previous artists, usua...

  3. Dan Schwent says:

    Urged on by his guardian cousins, young Sham Yes ap Soorap gets apprenticed to a doctor on a moletrain, riding the Railsea in search of moldywarpe, giant moles hunted for food Captain Naphi of the Medes, the train Sham sails aboard, is obsessed with Mocker Jack, the biggest moldywarpe of them all, will do anything to find her preyRemember that game you used to play when you were a kid, when the living room floor was either molten lava or shark infested waters, you had to leap fro Urged on by his guardian cousins, yo...

  4. Lyn says:

    Call me Sham Yes ap Soorap.I wonder how many reviews have started this way Certainly Mieville dropped a letter flattered Melville the old sincerest way, but this book is so muchthan a modern revisionist re telling of the great American novel There is also a tip of the literary hat to Robert Louis Stevenson s Kidnapped the briefest of wink nudge at Robinson Crusoe But tying it all together is Mieville s inimitable narrative ability China Mieville s 2012 publication Rai Call me Sham Yes ap Soorap.I wonder how many reviews have started this way Certainly Mieville dropped a letter flattered Melville the old sincerest way, but this book is so mucht...

  5. j says:

    Leave it to China Mi ville to write a young adult novel and so obfuscate his intentions via complex vocabulary, a tricky literary style, dense prose, measured pacing, a total lack of plot threads about which boy is cuter that I ve hadthan one conversation with youth librarians here on Goodreads who swear up and down that this isn t a young adult book My evidence is, of course, rather shaky at best the publisher says so, and why should I complain, because that means the hardcover costs Leave it to China Mi ville to write a young adult novel and so obfuscate his intentions via complex vocabulary, a tricky literary style, dense prose, measured pacing, a total lack of plot threads about which boy is cuter that I ve hadthan one conversation with youth librarians here on Goodreads who swear up and down that this isn t a young adult book My evidence is, of course, rather shaky at best the publisher says so, and why should I complain, because that means the hardcover costs less than 20.But if the feel is similar to Mi ville s bizarre New Weird Fantasies particularly the Bas Lag trilo...

  6. Orient says:

    DNF at page 150Ok, so what are the reasons why I didn t like this retelling of Moby Dick In fact I haven t read any retellings of Moby D before, at all D The world building, the writing and the language are strange and quite odd for me At first I couldn t get used to all that signs, oddly formed sentences, but it s not a big problem This book is peculiar I must admit, there were some funny puns thrown and that s one of the points why I didn t DNF it at the very start Also it has so DNF at page 150Ok, so what are the reasons why I didn t like this retelling of Moby Dick In fact I haven t read any retellings of Moby D before, at all D The world building, the writing and the language are strange and quite odd for me At first I couldn t get used to all that signs, oddly formed sentences, but it s not a big problem This book is peculiar I must admit, there were some funny puns thrown and that s one of the points why I didn t DNF it at the very start Also it has some kind of mystery But what annoyed me is that I felt only a slight intrigue and mostly I read Railsea as a random ordinary diary Well, a diary with some monstrous creatures and not too much of adventures...

  7. Bradley says:

    There s truly a lot to enjoy here, especially if you re a fan of philosophy and moles.Sometimes together No, no, scratch that You can t separate the philosophy from the moles.Every captain must have a philosophy to chase after, and truly, it DOESN T REALLY MATTER if you re missing an arm or a leg, Okay Just trust me on this Don t go chopping off perfectly good appendages just because some bloody mole popped out of one of the seven layered seas and ruined my perfectly happy steampunk reverie There s truly a lot to enjoy here, especially if you re a fan of philosophy and moles.Sometimes together No, no, scratch that You can t separate the philosophy from the moles.Every captain must have a philosophy to chase after, and truly, it...

  8. Jason says:

    5 StarsOnce again I am blown away by China Mieville Railsea is a young adult oriented delight It is like all Mieville novels in that it is tough to put it in a category It is part fantasy, part dystopian, a smattering of steampunk and science fiction, and all Mieville Parents can take delight knowing that if their child takes up this amazing piece of fiction, they will also be taking up the Webster dictionary Mieville creates a fun and three dimensional cast of characters and side character 5 StarsOnce again I am blown away by China Mieville Railsea is a young adult oriented delight It is like all Mieville novels in that it is tough to put it in a category It is part fantasy, part dystopian, a smattering of steampunk and science fiction, and all Mieville Parents can take delight knowing that if their child takes up this amazing piece of fiction, they will also be taking up the Webster dictionary Mieville creates a fun and three dimensional cast of characters and side characters The world building in this book is imaginative and top notch The plot is a combination of a coming of age story of a boy...

  9. Ivan says:

    I generally like YA sci fi fantasy novels but I rarely consider them anythingthan lite fun between big books and because of it I tend to be less critical towards them but every now and than one comes along that is good by any standard and reminds me to take this sub genres seriously.Un Lun Dun,Half a king, Wizard of Earthsea yes I do consider this book to be YA but not rest of the series , Graveyard book, Chaos Walking and now Railsea joins the group.If I had to label it this would be Y I generally like YA sci fi fantasy novels but I rarely consider them anythingthan lite fun between big books and because of it I tend to be less critical towards them but every now and than one comes along that is good by any standard and reminds me to take this sub genres seriously.Un Lun Dun,Half a king, Wizard of Earthsea yes I do consider this book to be YA but not rest of the series , Graveyard book, Chaos Wa...

  10. Maciek says:

    It could make a person despair, to dwell on how many parts of everything have been neglected Have not even been discussed, writes China Mi ville near the end of Railsea, his latest novel for readers of all ages But nothing s done If you tell any of this to others, you can drive, if you wish, go elsewhere on the way Until then, safe travels thank you.This kind of meta eye winking can be charming and occurs frequently in Railsea, which often references and comments on itself Mi It could make a person despair, to dwell on how many parts of everything have been neglected Have not even bee...