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I listened to the audiobook narrated by Damien Lynch, who does a very good job, bringing every character to life and managing the children’s voices well – not something every narrator can pull off. His unhurried approach suits the tone of the book and allows the listener time to absorb the themes. Re-Birth ( The Chrysalids) was one of the first science fiction novels I read as a youth, and several times tempted me to take a piggy census. Returning to it now, more than 30 years later, I find that I remember vast parts of it with perfect clarity…a book to kindle the joy of reading science fiction.” This book was so well written, there wasn't a single unnecessary word or sentence and the overall idea was delivered fantastically. This kid, Matthew speaking weirdly, is he talking himself, an invisible friend, or something else entirely?

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You should be employing your resources, while you still have them, to tap and develop the use of a source of power which is not finite…." Reality is relative . Devils , evil spirits, witches and so on became real enough to the people who believed in them. Just as God is to people who believe in Him. When people live their lives by their beliefs objective reality is almost irrelevant " . What John Wyndham does so brilliantly is invest quiet suburban streets with menace. The idea of an alien intelligence inhabiting a child is always frightening. But here Wyndham turns a story of ‘possession’ into a touching fable about our profligate use of the planet.” Broschiert. Condition: Gut. 46 S. guter Zustand, engl. sprachig, Einband leicht berieben, Stempel a. Vorsatz LIEFERZEITEN / DELIVERY TIMES: DEUTSCHLAND 6 - 14 Tage EUROPA/EUROPE: 10 - 40 Tage/Days USA/WELTWEIT/WORLDWIDE: 14 - 60 Tage/Days (!!!) +++ Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 450.This quirky alien-meets-boy story “remains fresh and disturbing in an entirely unexpected way”—for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ( The Guardian). Science fiction always tells you more about the present than the future. John Wyndham’s classroom favourite might be set in some desolate landscape still to come, but it is rooted in the concerns of the mid-1950s. Published in 1955, it’s a novel driven by the twin anxieties of the cold war and the atomic bomb…Fifty years on, when our enemy has changed and our fear of nuclear catastrophe has subsided, his analysis of our tribal instinct is as pertinent as ever.” All in all, this was an engaging read. Not a Wyndham major work, but still one worth reading if you can accept the dated elements from another time. And it has now made me want to go and re-read some more Wyndham! This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Chocky by John Wyndham: 9781590178522 | PenguinRandomHouse

Forgotten the title or the author of a book? Our BookSleuth is specially designed for you. Visit BookSleuth An adaptation by John Constable as a single 90-minute drama for BBC Radio 4, directed by Melanie Harris, was first broadcast on 18 March 1998. Music was by Paul Gargill, and the cast included:Wyndham singlehandedly invented a whole pile of sub-genres of SF. It’s as if . . . in the 1950s he was plugged in to the world’s subconscious fears and articulated them one by one in short, amazingly readable novels.” This author has used children as the focus in 3 of the books I've read and in all 3 the children have special abilities in communication.

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