The Kraken Wakes (E–book)

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review The Kraken Wakes ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ships are sinking for no apparent reason carrying hundreds to a dark underwater grave Stran. There s a law of nature still waiting to be discovered which states that the probability of a tune or a bit of bad poetry getting stuck in your head is in inverse proportion to the uality of the piece in uestion I read this book almost 40 years ago and every now and then the following piece of doggerel resurfaces and annoys my conscious mind Oh I m burning my brains in the back roomAlmost setting my cortex alightTo find a new thing to go crack boomAnd blow up a xenobathite Isn t it just horrible You d hope that the person who made it up would be grabbed by a slimy marine monster s tentacles dragged screaming to the water and slowly drowned But who says there s no justice That s exactly what happens

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review The Kraken Wakes ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ut to show itself something terrible and alien a force capable of causing global catastroph. It was Brian Aldiss that accused John Wyndham of writing cosy catastrophes but there is nothing cosy about the catastrophe depicted hereSome form of alien beings arrive from space and settle in our deepest oceans and even though they cannot exist in the low pressure environment of the surface and we can t exist in their high pressure environment at the bottom of the oceans it soon becomes clear that the two cannot cohabit the earth and that one of us must goI say it becomes clear but as far as humanity is concerned it takes impossibly long for the penny to drop for all but a few fringe scare mongerers In this story the public seem to be extraordinarily resistant to coming to terms with the true nature of the threat the full extent of their predicament and the need for urgent action Not that there seems to be anything that can be done humanity is on the back foot forced to be strictly reactive to a threat who s precise nature remained a mystery throughout the book The tone of the book is depressingly doom laden The governments helpless in the face of this unknown threat seem capable of doing no than soothing the worries of their public and putting a brave face on things as the humanity s domain is encroached upon ever furtherWe follow the story through the eyes of husband and wife journalist team as they observe events usually from a distance but sometimes at the forefront as they unfold and civilization is gradually brought to its knees and begins to unravel The emphasis for much of this book is on the media reaction the way public perception shifts accordinglyPersonally I thought the narrative style was somewhat distancing for large parts of the book and it may have benefited from multiple points of view to keep the reader close to the events that were taking place but some of the scenes were very evocative depicting uite horrific moments when the protagonists happened to be close to the actionNot my favourite Wyndham novel but certainly has a lot going for it nonetheless

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review The Kraken Wakes ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ge fireballs race through the sky above the deepest trenches of the oceans Something is abo. The Kraken Wakes is probably the most different of John Wyndham s still read novels Which perhaps helped me to recognise what makes him stand out in the field of sci fi He s a brilliant combiner of elements of both horror and sci fi to create a chillingly realistic novels with intelligent thoughts and ideas behind them While he may take inspiration from Verne and Wells he refers to them within his actual novels in clever metalinguistic intertextual devices he writes works which are original in their entirety and fascinating That said The Kraken Wakes is probably not the best place to begin reading any of Wyndham s novels I d start with The Chrysalids The Midwich Cuckoos or The Day of the TriffidsPerhaps the most surprising thing about this book for me is that there was no actual Kraken in it At least the version I read I read the blurb about fireballs falling into the oceans ships disappearing and a world wide catastrophe John Wyndham loves those he d no doubt be writing a story about 2012 if he were still writing now and thought okay so extraterrestrial threat and a Kraken rising up and destroying civilisation yes Well actually the Kraken in the title was a metaphor for other things rising up out of the ocean However despite this disappointment it was still a brilliant read that reminded me of a mix between Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and curiously The White MountainsEither way I highly recommend that anyone interested in classic sci fi read this novel It has creatures rising up out of the ocean to battle land dwellers It uestions the control of government and its influence in the media and how it covers and conceals from its people Is a government there for the people instead of the people there for the government I strongly encourage this as an addition to the John Wyndham bookshelf shelf you sci fi fans will now have to be building


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    The Kraken Wakes (E–book) I will probably always nod to Wyndham's Day of the Triffids as a crowning piece of SF but The Kraken Wakes takes on a very similar tone albeit very different problemsThe two both have a heavy focus on science and rationality in the face of unf

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    The Kraken Wakes (E–book) Every time I review a John Wyndham I can not resist defending him against the “Cosy Catastrophe” label foisted upon him by Brian Aldiss The allegation is that Wyndham tends to write books where the middle class white protagonist is not much inconvenienced by the catastrophe affecting the general populace He just holes

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    John Wyndham Í 0 summary The Kraken Wakes (E–book) There's a law of nature still waiting to be discovered which states that the probability of a tune or a bit of bad poetry getting stuck in your head is in inverse proportion to the uality of the piece in uestion I read this book al

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    The Kraken Wakes (E–book) Once again a lesson in down beat sci fi writing Something lands on Earth from space crashing into the depths of the oceans and 'doing something we can't see' but can only imagineWe drop nukes on them and they come up to take us bit

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    The Kraken Wakes (E–book) This is the fourth of Wyndham's books that I have read and I think it's not uite as likeable as some of the others but I

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 240
  • The Kraken Wakes
  • John Wyndham
  • English
  • 14 January 2019
  • 9780140010756