Kraken: An Anatomy

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Macmillan, 2010 - Cults - 481 pages
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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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User Review  - shaunesay - LibraryThing

okay, I give up. This book is making me feel like I have to read it for a literature class and am just not getting it. I read for enjoyment, and this one is just too much work. There were good bits, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs_McGreevy - LibraryThing

Odd and engaging story of the theft of a preserved giant squid from the British Museum and the apocalypses that the theft sets off. All of the twisted brilliance you'd expect, with a healthy dash of the impish humor from UnLunDun. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

China Miéville lives and works in London. He is two-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award (Perdido Street Station and Iron Council) and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice (Perdido Street Station and The Scar). The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell (The Times) and Phillip K. Dick (Guardian).

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