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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.

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Railsea is no run-of-the-mill adventure at sea; it's full of strange creatures, odd quests, treacherous pirates, and weird settings. Author China Mieville's world-building is both surreal and oddly plausible, and his prose is charmingly off-kilter. The novel won't be for every taste, but readers who can catch the humor in the narrative will be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind literary adventure.

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