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Supercontext: China Miéville’s Kraken

China Miéville’s novel Kraken is a meandering fantasy comedy full of political themes and a love for weird monsters. How does this author manage to weave together so many themes and genre into one book? And why does he think J.R.R. Tolkien is a “wen on the arse of fantasy”?
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Supercontext: Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice was embraced by some and puzzled others. But does a movie that’s designed to be repeatedly re-watched automatically become a cult film?

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