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Kraken is a cyberpunk/fantasy novel by British author China Miéville. It is published in the UK by Macmillan, and in the US by Del Rey Books. The book bears the subtitle "An Anatomy" on the title page.

Miéville has described the book as "a dark comedy about a squid-worshipping cult and the end of the world. It takes the idea of the squid cult very seriously. Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they’re not absurd."


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 09:24:13 AM »
YAY! Can't wait to read it :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 09:44:42 AM »
Aaaand Bought for my Nook. Looking forward to this, not having read any China before.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 10:38:33 AM »
Aaaand Bought for my Nook. Looking forward to this, not having read any China before.

I love Miéville (and really love Kraken) but this might be a very strange introduction to his work. Hope you enjoy it...

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 11:05:34 AM »
I've not read any Mieville before either, but I'm in.  Won't be starting it till I've read Mark CN's new book out on the 3 June though.   ;D

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 11:10:16 AM »
Aaaand Bought for my Nook. Looking forward to this, not having read any China before.

I love Miéville (and really love Kraken) but this might be a very strange introduction to his work. Hope you enjoy it...

I enjoy strange books, and heard nothing but great things about his writing.

What's funny is I actually own a copy of The Scar that came as part of a really, really large order I made a while back. However by the time I looked at it the return date was WAY gone... and the pages were all kinds of screwed up in printing (like they were cut funny so words were cut off the page).
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 04:06:39 PM »
Ordered a copy of Kraken on Saturday from Amazon, so I'm waiting on that. : )
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 05:05:12 PM »
I'm in as soon as I finish Way of Kings and Clash of Kings :P Probably about a week!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 07:56:28 AM »
If the bookstore in jakarta order it in for me, I will def join up.  Already read Perdido Street Station
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 10:22:07 AM »
I tried to find a print copy but none of the book stores have it. Will have to buy it on kindle tomorrow.
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Offline Caylinn

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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 08:14:01 PM »
I'm in! Actually already started reading this today, teehee! :P

This is my first time reading China Mieville too, so I was kind of excited. I've heard great things about Perdido Street Station and The City & The City, so if I enjoy Kraken, afterward I think I'll give those books a try.

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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 10:08:39 PM »
I'm in! Actually already started reading this today, teehee! :P

This is my first time reading China Mieville too, so I was kind of excited. I've heard great things about Perdido Street Station and The City & The City, so if I enjoy Kraken, afterward I think I'll give those books a try.
I hope you enjoy it, but be warned - none of those books is anything like the others!

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 02:40:19 AM »
I'll be reading with you guys starting tomorrow night when I buy the book! I also need to buy the next Feed book...

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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 02:42:19 AM »
I'll be reading with you guys starting tomorrow night when I buy the book! I also need to buy the next Feed book...
I have my copy but holding off until tomorrow, and I only realized yesterday that Deadline just came out... Which means I'm not buying it until I finish with Kraken. But it's going to the top of my TBR pile once I'm finished with this month's book... so by this weekend <_<
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2011, 11:02:05 AM »
I'll be reading with you guys starting tomorrow night when I buy the book! I also need to buy the next Feed book...
I have my copy but holding off until tomorrow, and I only realized yesterday that Deadline just came out... Which means I'm not buying it until I finish with Kraken. But it's going to the top of my TBR pile once I'm finished with this month's book... so by this weekend <_<

I got deadline and Kraken in post yesterday too! :)
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