Genetic mutation has devastated the world. In the bleak, primitive society that has emerged from its ruins, any sign of deviation is ruthlessly hunted out and destroyed. David lives in fear of discovery, for he is part of a secret group of children who are able to communicate with each other by... show more
Genetic mutation has devastated the world. In the bleak, primitive society that has emerged from its ruins, any sign of deviation is ruthlessly hunted out and destroyed. David lives in fear of discovery, for he is part of a secret group of children who are able to communicate with each other by transferring thought-shapes into each others minds. As they grow older they feel increasingly isolated. Then one of them marries a norm with terrifying consequences.
Publish date: 2000
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
John Wyndham is often described in rather disparaging term as the main proponent of cosy catastrophe. This based on the allegation that his protagonists tend to be English middle class white males who are not much inconvenienced by the apocalypse, somehow continuing to live it up while the rest of t...
I can't review this without going "off-topic", therefore I can't review this at all, apparantly.
In a post-apocalyptic world where anyone who deviates from the norm receives a death sentence. One young man is a deviant but not in the conventional sense. A great, great story that makes you think and finding the similarities in what you have read to today’s society. Any book that stays with you ...
An interesting book. I can't quite figure out if it is really a four star book or a three star book. It is sort of a post-apocalyptic novel but the novel is set about two thousand years after the apocalypse and is not that concerned with the apocalypse.The first part of the book is really about opp...
Having recently read John Wyndham's famous novel The Day of the Triffids, which is known more for the film adaptations, I decided to read another of Wyndham's books. The result left me very satisfied and I must conclude that Wyndham now holds a place on my (imaginary) bookshelf of favourite classic ...