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John Wyndham
Birth date: July 10, 1903
Died: March 11, 1969
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 4 years ago
by John Wyndham I didn't really know what to expect from this one apart from evil plants, so enjoyed the thrill of discovery as the plot slowly unfolded in the early chapters. It surprised me that there was so much of the plot focused on the issue of everyone going blind from an unrelated source b...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 years ago
‘I don’t care. I don’t mind working hard when there’s hope. It was having no more hope that was too much for me.’ This may come as a spoiler to people but I have to get this off my chest because I absolutely detest books whose title promises something that the book does not deliver: The is no blo...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 5 years ago
This one went into and explored many of the points that I thought Chocky would, which is doubly great because creepy kids are disturbing as hell, and because I can give Wyndham props for not repeating himself in hindsight. There are differences with the pop-culture classic movie, as it always happ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 5 years ago
That ended in a place I did not expect before I started. It is disquieting indeed, but more from being guilty of emulating the mum than anything else. [spoiler] And because almost every adult involved was ghastly. [/spoiler] I kinda loved that it veered so. I'm discounting a star because this bein...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 6 years ago
That was awesome! I love it when pop-culture classics are really all that. This one kept surprising me: - Because I had NO IDEA what it was about (beyond some vague notion that there was an apocalyptic event, and some plants were involved) - It changed lanes and directions non-stop (no getting...
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