Railsea

English language

Published Oct. 29, 2012 by Del Rey/Ballantine Books.

ISBN:
9780345524522

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4 stars (8 reviews)

"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 & the other's glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea--even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-colored 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 kind of treasure map indicating a mythical place untouched by iron rails--leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters, & salvage-scrabblers. & it might not be just Sham's …

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5 stars

The book started off a bit slowly and I wasn't sure whether I should be treating it is as a YA book or Mieville's usual fare. However, the pace quickly picked up and I got very interested in the story and the world. The ending in particular was very satisfying.



A more in-depth review is available in my blog here: strakul.blogspot.com/2012/05/book-review-railsea-by-china-mieville.html

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