Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark... show more
Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling.First published in 1955, The Chrysalids is a post-nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world, which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to to keep themselves pure.David Strorm's father doesn't approve of Angus Morton's unusually large horses, calling them blasphemies against nature. Little does he realize that his own son, his niece Rosalind and their friends, have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. But as David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders. Soon they face a choice: wait for eventual discovery or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlands ...
Publish date: April 1st 2010
Pages no: 185
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 ...