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Kraken - my interest is piqued

One of the books in today's blast of Unshelved book reviews looks really interesting to me. The City Paper Review of China Mielville's Kraken makes it look like American Gods gone manic. I'm especially interested in the various groups and ideas presented, including the union of sorcerous familiars.

"The story moves quickly, but it's easy to be stopped short by the details spawned from his deranged imagination: an enchanted iPod that sings to itself; an embassy for the ocean; cult-collectors comparing notes over beers; a union strike of sorcerers' familiars; a villain whose vicious methods range from devouring people whole to grievous bodily harm by origami."
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