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London's Overthrow by China Miéville

By China Miéville

London's Overthrow is a effective polemic describing the capital in a time of austerity first and foremost of the twenty-first century. Award-winning writer and essayist China Mieville cuts in the course of the hyperbole of our flesh pressers to provide a view from usual London - of the inequality, oppression and indignity and the hidden, subversive sentiment pervading all through our streets.

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She’s got her leopard suit on. Body the one thing standing up—a blackened figure, a small tornado dancing like crazy across an endless tawny line. She’s making j-tracks, like a Mojave Green, through the dust. A fire-scar, a cat-face, a tree burned out at the bottom. ) A good hole for hiding. Leaving every burnt rock behind her. How do the humans keep walking out here? How do they get up, pick themselves up off the desert floor and walk away? Any lost soul needs a companion to lead her on to the next way station.

Can you die from drinking ink? I am nott verry shore, I do not recomnd drink. Doant drink it. If you drink an ounce, you drink a gallon. A gallon of ink will stain her skin. An ounce of ink will blue her mouth and stop her heart, her hurt, but first her liver. “I don’t know why Bertha fell for John’s tricks,” her uncle told me in our apartment in California around 1981. I was sixteen. I guess Melena had already died. He was visiting from his pecan farm in Texas, traveling around, meeting all the distant relatives.

48 Take away the miscreant’s mind . . leave her wandering in the woods, bereft of mental faculties. I am wandering, wandering in the dark. at thirteen, i drove, or was driven through the hills around my hometown to find its Midgettown, built on a diminutive scale, just as other nights we went looking for La Llorona, the weeping woman who betrayed her children. (Having beheaded or drowned them to please her lover then having been abandoned by that feckless conquistador, she will spend every night of earthly history searching by lantern light in creek beds where she tossed their bodies.

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