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October (2017) 4 stars

"Acclaimed fantasy author China Mieville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside …

A very engaging retelling of the 1917 Russian Revolution

4 stars

China Miéville is a storyteller, as he is a leftists. His month-by-month retelling of the October Revolution is deeply researched and engaging. He's also fair in his portrayal of a very partisan moment in time. And I really enjoyed the fact that he avoided delving into tedious debates about finer points of marxist theory ; there's a greay many books for that, but this book is perfect for a more general approach with rich details.