Kraken, by China Mieville

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Fun, crazy, near-apocalyptic novel centered around worship of giant squids. It’s that sort of book. 🙂

I’m a little on the fence about what to say about this book. Loved the first third. Was completely confused by the middle. And by the end, felt like a bit of a chore to finish.

Still, it’s such an inventive story, with such memorable themes, and the characters are vividly drawn and unique, so overall I liked it — enough to pick up another book by Mieville, The City and the City, to read next.

3 Replies to “Kraken, by China Mieville”

  1. I really enjoyed The City and the City. A lot. First Mieville book I read and was intrigued enough that I want to read the rest of his books. Kraken sounds like another interesting premise that was maybe a little hard for the writer to maintain? Looking forward to reading it though.

    Thanks for the review!

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