Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
Reviewed by Doug Brown
"Known previously for his fantastic adult science fiction (I highly recommend Perdido Street Station), China MiÃ©ville has branched into young adult fantasy with his imaginative Un Lun Dun. It starts off seeming a bit familiar and derivative ? a young girl in London keeps being approached by strange people who look at her reverently and say things like 'It's very exciting to meet you.' Then she and her friend find themselves in an alternate London deep underground (UnLondon ? get it? ? Un Lun Du) where they are picked up by an old fashioned double-decker bus that gets around..." Read the entire Powells.com review.