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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.

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

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