Un Lun Dun

Un Lun Dun

Book - 2008
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Stumbling into an alternate funhouse version of her home city, twelve-year-old Londoner Deeba finds herself trapped in a world of killer giraffes, animated umbrellas, and ghost children, and must take on the role of savior to prevent utter destruction.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2008
Edition: Del Rey Books trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780345458445
0345458443
Branch Call Number: SF MIEVILLE 2008
Characteristics: 474 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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This is the only one of China Mieville’s books that we'd recommend for a kid. It delights with crisp writing, twists on traditional roles and beliefs, and a skewed view of London.

Stumbling into an alternate funhouse version of her home city, twelve-year-old Londoner Deeba finds herself trapped in a world of killer giraffes, animated umbrellas, and ghost children, and must take on the role of savior to prevent utter destruction.

Stumbling into an alternate funhouse version of her home city, twelve-year-old Londoner Deeba finds herself trapped in a world of killer giraffes, animated umbrellas, and ghost children, and must take on the role of savior to prevent utter destruction. -


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Jun 01, 2016

When i begin a review my usual policy is to try to restrain my deep-rooted nastiness, to minimize my venom-spitting.
In this case, it's hard not to gush.
This is an utter original. It's only fault is that it cries out for a top-drawer illustrator.
In the oceans of plastic 'EFP', [Extruded Fantasy Product] the writing stands out. Mieville actually managed to create a world that lives while you read it. That's in distinct contrast to the mountains of drek written, may i be allowed to be politically incorrect enough to say so, by women, often american.
Read it, or be square. Don't care for YA fiction? "It ain't the meat- it's the motion!" [old blues song]

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Aragorn13
Dec 20, 2013

This is one of the weirdest, funnest, most exiting, and most creative fantasy books you will ever read. It explores what would happen if the hero of legend who is destined to save the world from evil... fails. Incredibly interesting and engaging book. You won't be able to put it down. 5 stars!!

Sidewinder88 Jun 13, 2012

A creatively written book with a unique story. I couldn't put it down.

Hellevander Jul 29, 2010

This is China Mieville's first children's book and not at all a bad start! A quirky book with an underlying evironmental theme

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