by China Miéville
I was looking for a more modern Christmas story and knew I had this one on one of my to-read lists.
I liked it! I don’t read much dystopian fiction, so to me it was a fresh & funny take on the commercialisation of Christmas and a real contrast to the sweet, old fashioned values of Christmas Day in the Morning which I have also just read.
It also reminded me of some recent protests in my own country where sometimes I had trouble recognising ‘my’ Aotearoa.