Mieville, China -- Un Lun Dun

The last author I'd ever think of allowing in front of children pulls off a fine childrens' story. Much creepy scenery and verbal cleverness; also a deft and deftly-used awareness of the tropes of kids' fantasy. Easy to compare to Gaiman's Neverwhere, but I'll happily throw Roald Dahl into the matchup.

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