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King Rat

King Rat is the debut novel by James Clavell published in 1962. It is set in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II.

The 1965 film version was directed by Brian Forbes[?] and starred George Segal[?] as Corporal King. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Cinematography and Art Direction.


King Rat is also the title of the debut novel by China Miéville. It is a dark urban fantasy set in London and interweaving the myths of the Rat King[?] and The Pied Piper of Hamelin against an aesthetic of drum'n'bass and jungle music.

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King Rat is also the head of the Order of Water Rats, a Music Hall society of Great Britain. The character himself comes from the pantomime Dick Whittington.



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