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Monday, February 2, 2009

The Kraken Wakes

Sticking with Wyndham I thought I'd give this novel from 1953 a go. I have tried to read it before but for some reason gave it up.
Well I think I know why I gave up before-its not so much the content but the style. His writing in this is quite heavy and over elaborate. The book is divided into 3 parts and things only really get going part way through the second part. It plods along with little excitement and well, I was glad when I'd finished it! If this had been my first Wyndham book I probably would be put off picking up any others!
An interesting idea handled poorly!

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