Monday, February 27, 2012

kraken china mievelle


From the Publisher: With this outrageous new novel, China Mieville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this-or any other-year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about-or prevent-the End of All Things. In the Darwin Centre at London's Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre's prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux -better known as the Giant Squid. But Billy's tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air. Grade 10+