While I'm not happy that new spoiler causes paragraph breaks, it will make the editing of old reviews easier. I still urge you not to look at any except those I linked in my 30-day challenge posts - they are clean.
I can't remember the last time blogging was this much fun. I'm going through some stressful things at work right now (had a minor breakdown, even), but I log on here and all's forgotten.
Let Mieville spew his self-righteous bile all he wants, JRRT had it right when he talked about escapism:
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”