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Kris' Books.

Female. Slavic mind. Avid reader.

 I read across a broad range of book genres, with an emphasis on Aus/NZ lit, Russian and Ukrainian literature, Latin-American literature and European history.


The Kraken Wakes - John Wyndham

This was quite a change from "The Day of The Triffids". Although the two books are very similar in the ways that they share identical themes, for example post-apocalyptic survival, alien agents which threaten human survival, human naivety (in both books it partly contributes to the disastrous swelling of the scale of the apocalypse-the nuclear bombs which did not go off standing by the satellite radiation) and of course the Cold War, I enjoyed the "Kraken Wakes" much more because of its more rational and scientific approach to the book's premise, which ensured a more fluid and therefore enjoyable read. In "The Day of The Triffids" the premise was far simpler and involved quite an awkward fumbling about with various unknowns, only two of which were explained at its rather abrupt conclusion.