The Kraken Wakes by John WyndhamThe Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham

The Kraken Wakes

byJohn Wyndham

Paperback | September 23, 2008

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It started with fireballs raining down from the sky and crashing into the oceans’ deeps. Then ships began sinking mysteriously and later ‘sea tanks’ emerged from the deeps to claim people . . . For journalists Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at first appears to be a curiosity becomes a global calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to survive now that water – one of the compounds upon which life depends – is turned against them. Finally, sea levels begin their inexorable rise . . . The Kraken Wakes is a brilliant novel of how humankind responds to the threat of its own extinction and, ultimately, asks what we are prepared to do in order to survive.

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John Wyndham was born in 1903 in the Midlands. After leaving school, he tried his hand at several careers, including farming, law and advertising, before starting to write stories in 1925. During the war he worked as a censor in the Ministry of Information and afterwards served in the Army. The Day of The Triffids was published in 1951...
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Title:The Kraken WakesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.61 inPublished:September 23, 2008Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141032995

ISBN - 13:9780141032993

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Takes Time This Wyndham book takes time to pick up, but it is nonetheless an excellent addition to his novel-base #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-03