A bizarrely imaginative London based extravaganza from urban fantasy writer China Mieville. Gritty and grungy like all of his work but unusually for him humour rears its clownish but macabre head. The complexity of the plot and the sometimes turgid prose can be off-putting though, for what is basically meant as an entertaining romp through the darkly magical hidden side of the city. But what an amazingly Weird imagination Mr Mieville provides!
Read the review by Thomas M. Wagner here from SF Reviews.