I enjoyed Kraken by Mieville. In short, I want Guy Ritchie and Guillermo del Toro to direct the film together. del Toro would be in charge of directing the special effects, monsters, and art, which would leave Ritchie to direct the action, the dialog, and location. I really believe that Kraken is begging to be filmed, which is really all I have to say about the novel - it read like a movie. I think that I might even prefer the movie as long as it had the feel of Hellboy meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch, which is exactly how the novel reads.
My favorite character, who was Mickey O'Neil incomprehensible, was the chain-smoking, foul-mouthed female-detective Collingswood. Collingswood was streetwise and took no shit from stupid fuckers like Billy Harrow. However, Mieville under uses Collingswood in the novel. I was drawn to her storyline, and I found that I was racing though the majority of the book, which follows Harrow, to get to the dirty-sexy detective work. del Toro and Ritchie can collaborate on a film version, I hope that they make Collingswood the focus rather than the Luke Skywalker, whiny-bitch Billy Harrow.
Well, that is what I have to say about reading Kraken by Mieville. The novel is good and well worth reading.