King Rat

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  • Diamond Dallas Page "State Of The Union": Recent Visit To US ...
    Wrestling-News.com, NY -
    ... Remember this is the Army so there were no king size bed... ... which is set on the Palace grounds that once belonged to that rat bastard Saddam Hussein (now ... ...
  • Depopulating Asia By Bill Henderson
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    ... M. King Hubbert was a US oil geologist ... You laugh at me as a 'futurist' but I just read and have freed up my life so I can get out of the rat race and look around ...
  • Remembering the rat catcher
    Jamaica Observer, Jamaica -
    ... Take the job of 'rat catching', for example. In an era when sugar was the king of crops, a rat catcher was the industry's knight in shining armour. ...
  • 'On the Run'
    Newsweek, NY -
    ... Truth was that I wanted to get out of the rat race ... Even the horrifying news items of the day, the gunning down of the Kennedys, King, Malcolm X... I didn't see ...
  • Saturday's results
    Otago Daily Times, New Zealand -
    ... 3. Also (in finish order): 6-6 War Dancer, 9-9 Miss Leading, 3-2 King George, 2-4 ... 3. Also (in finish order): 2-2 Look At Moiye, 3-3 Hautap Hunny, 4-4 Rat Tat, 7 ...
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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