Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Read an Extract from Kraken by China Miéville

Kraken is a book that I've been looking forward to and I'm hoping to read it soon.

In the meantime, I was glad to hear that an extract of the book, which looks like its first chapter is available on panmacmillan.com. Go and get a taste of what's to come!


Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?

For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god.

A god that someone is hoping will end the world.

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