Matthew's parents are worried. At eleven, he's much too old to have an imaginary friend, yet they find him talking to and arguing with a presence that even he admits is not physically there. This presence - Chocky - causes Matthew to ask difficult questions and say startling things: he speaks of... show more
Matthew's parents are worried. At eleven, he's much too old to have an imaginary friend, yet they find him talking to and arguing with a presence that even he admits is not physically there. This presence - Chocky - causes Matthew to ask difficult questions and say startling things: he speaks of complex mathematics and mocks human progress. Then, when Matthew does something incredible, it seems there is more than the imaginary about Chocky. Which is when others become interested and ask questions of their own: who is Chocky? And what could it want with an eleven-year-old boy?
Publish date: September 1st 2010
Pages no: 153
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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