Brimming with great ideas & also provides a useful new 4 letter scrabble word,
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This review is from: Looking for Jake and Other Stories (Paperback)
Many of these stories could possibly be described as ghost stories, and I do not normally take to spectral tales. Some of them could be described as horror stories, and I particularly loathe those. So why can I just not help loving this short story collection? Perhaps it is because these stories leap beyond the ordinary ghost and horror tropes and are (as the author China Miéville himself describes much of his own writing) just plain "weird fiction".
There are few short stories collections that pull together a twee fun political Christmas story, a tale of a supernatural outcome of a true incident in the Iraq war, and a mirror war which brimmed with great ideas while also giving me a new four letter scrabble word. I just cannot help liking this sort of weirdness.