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Wakulla Springs: A Tor.Com Original [Kindle Edition]

Andy Duncan , Ellen Klages
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Wakulla Springs, in the deep jungle of the Florida panhandle, is the deepest submerged freshwater cave system in the world. In its unfathomable depths, a variety of curious creatures have left a record of their coming, of their struggle to survive, and of their eventual end. And that's just the local human beings over the last seventy-five years. Then there are the prehistoric creatures...and, just maybe, something else.

Ranging from the late 1930s to the present day, "Wakulla Springs" is a tour de force of the human, the strange, and the miraculous.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (2 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EWZDPH4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,943 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
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I liked this novella, but I have to be honest: I don't think it can really be considered fantasy or speculative fiction.

It's just an interesting tale of the lives closely or loosely associated with a waterfall and springs around which a resort has been built, and the way those lives intertwine.

It's well worth the read, but I recommend not going in with heightened expectations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 23 Jun 2014
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Enjoyed this book having been to Wakulla Springs. Brought back memories of a boat ride that went wrong. Fun to imagine I was there
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A delightful generation-spanning tale set in and around a Florida Hotel, seen through the eyes of 'the help'. Only science fiction/fantasy in the loosest sense, until "the last reel".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 24 July 2014
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Such an unusual story and setting - this really drew me in, and stayed in my mind long after I finished it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, beautifully structured 19 Nov 2013
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Beautifully written, beautifully structured. I enjoyed reading it and will look for additional titles by Andy Duncan. I took off one star because I would have preferred the authors to handle the mystery creature more directly.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected! 29 Sep 2014
By Kelly Garbato - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
It's said that the Wakulla Springs wilderness - including the fifteen miles of caves which cuts through the water's depths - is home to a menagerie of creatures, both real and mythical: black panthers, rhesus macaques, the Clearwater Monster, the Skunk Ape, and a thousand-pound hammerhead known as Old Hitler. Yet "Wakulla Springs" is less a tale about monsters than it is the journey of one family (and, by extension, the evolution of social mores and attitudes). Beginning with matriarch Mayola, the story of the Williamses is inexorably linked to the Springs: by culture, tradition, and superstition - and a series of cheesy Tarzan movies shot on location in Wakulla County, Florida.

The plot's surprisingly sparse, especially given the story's length and description. ("Wakulla Springs" reads more like a novella than a short story.) Each of the four parts or chapters focuses on a different member of the Williams clan, and his or her experiences with Wakulla Springs and the exclusive, "whites only" resort situated on its banks. Cultural signposts indicate each segment's particular timeline; while African-American Mayola tries to pursue her education in the Jim Crow south, by story's end we meet her granddaughter, Dr. Anna Williams - a multiracial woman of African-American, white, and Cuban descent - visiting Wakulla Springs during sabbatical to study the encroachment of invasive species into the area.

It makes for an enjoyable and engaging read, even if most of the "monsters" we meet are of the human and institutional variety.

P.S.: Free Cheetah!
4.0 out of 5 stars Dipping my toes 26 July 2014
By julie - Published on Amazon.com
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I am from Florida and have dangled my feet in the clear waters of a spring. The water is deep, but looks like you can touch the bottom it is so clear. I also knew the history of films using this area as a backdrop for black and white films. However, this story is told by the people who lived in the area, different generations, members of one family who grew up, left and came back. The years have changed, social as well as environmental changes. This if more of a novella, a collection of short integrated stories with a dash of sci-fi.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasurable read 13 Mar 2014
By Pandora 's Box - Published on Amazon.com
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Very hard to write a review for this book as so many emotions were felt when reading it. I will say that the next day I did research one of the characters to see if there was actually a work of fiction. A lovely storyline and well written.
3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable story of 3 generations centered around a clear springs resort in Florida 27 July 2014
By illegiblescribble - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked this novella, but I have to be honest: I don't think it can really be considered fantasy or speculative fiction.

It's just an interesting tale of the lives closely or loosely associated with a waterfall and springs around which a resort has been built, and the way those lives intertwine.

It's well worth the read, but I recommend not going in with heightened expectations.
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