Book of the week- The Kraken wakes
“My protective coloration isn't intended to deceive you, my sweet. It is intended to deceive me.”
“I'm a reliable witness, you're a reliable witness, practically all God's children are reliable witnesses in their own estimation--which makes it funny how such different ideas of the same affair get about.”
― John Wyndham, The Kraken Wakes.
Hi hi hi everyone… hope July this far has been decent for all.
This week, we thought to come up with something a little different as Aliens-themed week starts. Hope you’ve enjoyed this journey with us till now and we’ll stay connected for more fun!
You just got some glimpses from The Kraken wakes which is an apocalyptic science fiction novel by John Wyndham, originally published by Michael Joseph in the United Kingdom in 1953. Where interestingly the title is a reference to Alfred Tennyson's sonnet The Kraken.
The book describes escalating phases of what appears to be an invasion of Earth (by aliens) through the views of Mike Watson; He works for the English Broadcasting Company (EBC) with his wife and co-reporter Phyllis.
The plot goes somewhat like this:
“Ships are sinking for no apparent reason, carrying hundreds to a dark underwater grave. Strange fireballs race through the sky above the deepest trenches of the oceans. Something is about to show itself, something terrible and alien, a force capable of causing global catastrophe.”
Looks like an enjoyable read right! Do comment your thoughts below and you’re free to share your reviews if you’ve already seen Mrs. Watson’s struggle.