Well, that's uncanny. Kraken threw me off too. As much as I liked some of the comedic elements and loved being back in Mieville's London, it took me ages to finish.
I'd like to say he tones it down for some of his works, principally The City and The City, and Railsea (allegedly YA), he doesn't, not really. It's just one of the things he does, and I have learned to wait for him, or rather his prose, to come back to earth. Perdido Street Station swallowed me, and I've never been the same since.
Boss Fight Books are doing a volume on Spelunky (https://bossfightbooks.com/products/spe ... y-derek-yu
) for the princely sum of $5. I don't know how much that is, but I preordered it anyway.
A wonderful argument with a friend made me go and re-examine the firebombing of Dresden, so I'm re-reading Dresden by Frederick Taylor, which is a barrel
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, by David Wong was a lighthearted romp through a near-future world of brutal silliness, which was perfectly readable but lacked the heart of JDATE and TBIFOS (SDDTI). Perhaps I'm the problem.