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Read & download è Railsea Author China Miéville ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❮PDF❯ ✅ Railsea Author China Miéville – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk On board the moletrain Medes Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe huntThe giant mole S a welcome distraction But the impossible salvage Sham finds in the derelict leads to considerably than he'd bargained for Soon he's hunted on all sides by pirates trainsfolk monsters and salvage scrabblersAnd it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change It could be the whole of the railse. “Technically our name to those who speak science is Homo sapiens— wise person But we have been described in many other ways Homo narrans juridicus ludens diaspora we are storytelling legal game playing scattered people too True but incomplete That old phrase has the secret We are all have always been will always be Homo vorago aperientis person before whom opens a vast awesome hole” In so far as Railsea features a captain obsessed with hunting down a behemoth mole China Mieville's novel is a lot like Moby Dick Instead of whaling ships we have trains and trains and the rails that connect the world to itself Exploring this world is akin to plumbing all the ancient knowledge upon which both the known and unknown world has been founded There is a theology interwoven into this uest There are pirates And there are even giant beasts That said Railsea is nothing like Moby Dick Forget I ever made the comparison Railsea is also very different than other Mieville books I've read such as City the City and Perdido Street Station and while calling itself YA it is so much How Mieville plays with conventions and language is central to the book Once again as in other Mieville books I had to throw away the silly notion that the plot was important It took a while for it to grab me but it is well worth the effort

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Ling the endless rails of the railsea Sham can't shake the sense that there is to life Even if his philosophy seeking captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory coloured mole she’s been chasing – ever since it took her arm all those years agoWhen they come across a wrecked train at first it'. 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 uite 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 The characters seemed bland a little bit well except Mr Moley Dick who sadly left to pasture in the holy grounds too uickly One of the gems I found in Railsea So Turned out he’d slept outside in the yard of some final pub Whimpering at the assault of merciless morning light on his eyes he blinked until he could see a few of his crewmates still snoozed in a barn watched by contemptuous goatsI read some books before which I didn’t like and I finished them because I was so angry that they had no hook for me and of course I wanted to spill all the nasty things I thought about the book Well it’s not the same with this book I can feel that this book is special so I don’t want to throw any nasty things at it It’s only disadvantage is my POV D

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Railsea Author China MiévilOn board the moletrain Medes Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe huntThe giant mole bursting from the earth the harpoonists targeting their prey the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory are extraordinary But no matter how spectacular it is travel. 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 Miéville In this amusing and inventive coming of age story Miéville pulls out all the Postmodernist stops creates a work that is at the same time immediate as it is highly allusive metafictionalSome 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 Miéville does in this novel breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the readerAnother characteristic of postmodern literature is the uestioning 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 usually distinguished from parody in the sense that it celebrates rather than mocks the work it imitates It tends to combine subjects genres not previously deemed fit for literatureIn plain terms this would mean that lines between media and genres are being blurred especially those between in this case speculative and literary fiction and whatever the genre is of the works alluded to I'd imagine David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas the one that was recently adapted into a film is a good example of pastiche especially in a chronological senseCommon themes techniues in pomo ficIn Railsea we find a lot of instances of parody and of intertextuality I'm going to shamefully steal Wikipedia's paragraph on intertextuality because it perfectly describes what Miéville does in this novel IntertextualitySince postmodernism represents an integrated concept of the universe in which individual works are not isolated creations much of the focus in the study of postmodern literature is on intertextuality the relationship between one text a novel for example another or one text within the interwoven fabric of literary history Intertextuality in postmodern literature can be a reference or parallel to another literary work an extended discussion of a work or the adoption of a style In postmodern literature this commonly manifests as references to fairy tales – as in works by Margaret Atwood Donald Barthelme many other – or in references to popular genres such as sci fi detective fiction Often intertextuality is complicated than a single reference to another text Indeed Miéville makes many allusions to varied sources some of them less respectful than others but most of them pretty funny in a dry tongue in cheek sort of wayThe main work that Miéville parodies here would be Moby Dick by Herman Melville first published in 1851 The latter is wait let me utilize Wikipedia again Moby Dick; or The Whale is considered to be one of the Great American Novels The story tells the adventures of wering sailor Ishmael his voyage on the whaleship Peuod commed by Captain Ahab Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage to seek out Moby Dick a ferocious enigmatic white sperm whale In a previous encounter the whale destroyed Ahab's boat bit off his leg which now drives Ahab to take revengeIn Moby Dick Melville employs stylized language symbolism the metaphor to explore numerous complex themes Through the journey of the main characters the concepts of class social status good evil the existence of God are all examined as the main characters speculate upon their personal beliefs their places in the universe The narrator's reflections along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices such as stage directions extended solilouies asides The book portrays destructive obsession monomania as well as the assumption of anthropomorphism In addition Miéville subverts 'traditional' texts either via satire or by subverting stereotypes For example in Railsea a character who was a stereotype male in the original the alluded to text is presented as a female character in Miéville's text with almost hilarious effectIn Railsea the names a gender a limb or two a few species are changed not to mention the landscape In Railsea we are looking for our malicious prey which is a huge mole instead of a whale while travelling the railsea instead of the ocean in a train instead of a ship we have fun Lots fun Miéville pokes merciless fun with many aspects of Moby Dick other works to the point that I often laughed out loud Which brings me to another set of characteristics of po mo fiction which fits in with the parodic style of Railsea being irony playfulness black humor Well these are in ample supply in Railsea Miéville is pretty inventive with his world building Miéville readers know that by now in this work in addition he peppers the text with clever writerly asides well executed drawings Moby Dick is not the only text he alludes to though; the text is richly scattered with allusions to especially adventure or boy's fiction like Kidnapped Treasure Island By RL Stevenson including a truly hilarious reference to Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Not sure what else; but here is the list of the most important influences as supplied by CM himselfJoan Aiken John Antrobus the Awdrys Sr Jr Catherine Besterman Lucy Lane Clifford F Tennyson Jesse Erich Kästner Ursula le Guin John Lester Penelope Lively Spike Milligan Charles Platt the Strugatsky BrothersWondering about the Seems like another Mieville experiment in text meaning The amperand symbolize the twisting of the railtracks I'm not sure if that particular little experiment worked replacing and with since it seems to irritate many readers but I must admit that after initially being irritated myself I soon got used to it didn't even notice it any by the endThis is one of the things I love about China Miéville he is courageous He is prepared to put his money where his mouth iChina I 3333 you XOXOXO Looking forward to your next creationFull disclosure Okay this work is not perfect perhaps especially due to a curious emotional 'dryness' or restraint New Moon it is not In some respects this makes it a bit dry and nerdy compared to non literary YA fiction out there but if you're a nerd this provides so many chuckles that it is worth its 5 tars Part of why I gave it 5 stars was because I think China has gained some immense discipline as a writer A good thing is that Miéville has for a change pared down the plot a lot compared to some of his initial works albeit almost a bit too much this time On the other hand stylistically for me this work is perfectAll illustrations shown here are from the book as done by China Miéville himselfWith thanks to Wikipedia where you can read on po mo fiction