Dy's Take

February 8, 2011

Kraken by China Mieville

Filed under: Book Club,Fantasy,Horror — Dy @ 23:02

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Potential Spoilers — read at your own risk

 

 

Mieville’s The City and the City has been on my TBR list for ages. After this, though, I may pull it. Still trying to make up my mind. It’s my book club book for February and apparently a number of people gave up on it. I’m interested to see what discussion will be like on Sunday.

It was very British. Very dry, and lots of Britspeak, which I know was hard on a lot of our book club members who don’t read a lot of British fiction. I read Jasper Fforde and others so this aspect of the book didn’t bother me.

What DID bug the hell out of me was the pointlessness of it all at the end. All this drama around this particular event, all this attention. And it turns out it was just set-dressing for the real reason the world was going to end. Grrrr.

Also — high ick factor.

2/5

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1 Comment »

  1. I got to 31% and I want a medal. You deserve a parade.

    Comment by Candy Beauchamp — February 12, 2011 @ 13:11 | Reply


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