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by Nnedi Okorafor
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SilverMaris
SilverMaris rated it 4 years ago
This is one of those books that simply feel good while you read them—that create an imaginary space that it's really fun to spend time in. There's something vibrantly alive about this story and the way it is told, from its large cast of characters to the setting in Nigeria's megacity of Lagos. Th...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 4 years ago
Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon had the potential to be awesome, and fell just short of even being interesting. The first seventy percent of the novel is a unorganized mess. It feels like she started writing it without having a firm idea of the direction it was going to go in. I've been getting back into kn...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 5 years ago
Lagoon is a story of first contact, sort of. It's set in Lagos, Nigeria, and it sees an alien spacecraft landing in the seas off the city. The story unfolds the events of the night following the craft's arrival, focusing on three Lagosians in particular: Adaora, a marine biologist with a strugglin...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Last year, I created a reading list of 23 books for 2015 which were either already published that year or were due to be, and so far (especially with the help of my local library system) I've read 16 of those - as I write this I have 2 others from that list in my possession and am working on getting...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 5 years ago
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor I really wish I could say that I loved this book.It started out so well. A mysterious sonic boom in Lagos, Nigeria? A rushing wave that swallows three strangers brought together by fear? An alien presence that has arrived upon the shore? I was hooked from the first page. B...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it 5 years ago
The glossary at the back of Lagoon is useful but rather incomplete. Here are explanations of some more of the Pidgin English, Igbo, and Yoruba expressions in the novel, which I’ve gathered from various internet sources and from guesswork. Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases wa...
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher rated it 5 years ago
Started out well but became a snoozefest halfway through.
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds meets Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End, all taking place in modern Nigeria. Speaking as someone who reads a fair bit of science fiction, Lagoon felt refreshingly original. Not that the theme of aliens coming to Earth is a new one—it’s actually very common. What was ...
Fangs for the Fantasy
Fangs for the Fantasy rated it 7 years ago
Aliens have arrived in the waters of Lagos and sent their ambassador to contact a few special, gifted humans to carry their message of peace and inhabitation to the national government. They have remarkable abilities, but also goodwill – which they share with the inhabitants of the planet Whether ...
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