Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


Kraken by China Mieville

“Shouldn’t you be protecting me?” Billy said.

“Wanna be in my gang, my gang, my gang,” Collingswood sang.

“Gary Glitter?” Billy said. “Really?”

“I wouldn’t stay danger,” said Baron. “I’d say at the very worst it’s dangish.”

~Kraken, China Mieville


9 thoughts on “Friday 56

    1. It was quite the intriguing book! Although I scared people off by describing it as being like a fun, adventure novel but with very “dense prose” (and some striking visual imagery that I still remember, and I read this a few years ago). I found out afterward that Mieville is “quite the thing” though, and I found this book a really good introduction to his style. (Since then I also read Railsea, which I also recommend and which his fans are quick to insist is young adult in name only.)

  1. This cover and the final line in the excerpt you posted caught my interest so I looked up a summary. I was won over by the Congregation of God Kraken and the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit. This is going on my To Read List.

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