Matthew, they thought, was just going through a phase of talking to himself. And, like many parents, they waited for him to get over it, but it started to get worse. Mathew's conversations with himself grew more and more intense - it was like listening to one end of a telephone conversation while... show more
Matthew, they thought, was just going through a phase of talking to himself. And, like many parents, they waited for him to get over it, but it started to get worse. Mathew's conversations with himself grew more and more intense - it was like listening to one end of a telephone conversation while someone argued, cajoled and reasoned with another person you couldn't hear. Then Matthew started doing things he couldn't do before, like counting in binary-code mathematics. So he told them about Chocky - the person who lived in his head.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 1970
Pages no: 154
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Speculative Fiction
Chocky tells the story of 12 year old boy, who all of a sudden has an imagenary friend. His parents have to deal with these changed circumstances and they have to ask themselves, if their son is turning mad or if he is possessed by some foreign entity. My second Wyndham and as much as I loved The ...
bookshelves: fraudio, play-dramatisation, sci-fi Read in October, 2009 As it's a national holiday (all saints day 1st november) we've been out raking leaves from the lawns, bringing in stocks from the woodshed, drinking a can in the beer tent and generally agreeing it's blinking great for shop own...
You have a 12 year old son. Everything about him is normal. But one day he starts talking to someone you can't see and starts drawing strange things so complicated you can't understand it. It's a bitter sweet, creepy good, and crazy kind of story. I hope you read it.
Loved this book - so clever and exciting to read when you are a child and have never thought about the possibility of alien visitations before.
In this novel Wyndham goes against type; yes, the background is entirely realistic, yes, an unexpected science-fictional element affects the life of the narrator, but no, the entire world is not under threat and no, alien invaders are not attempting conquest. In fact the aliens are benign and the na...
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