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The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
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The Midwich Cuckoos
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Format: paperback
ASIN: 7308614
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 220
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4.0 The Midwich Cuckoos
Sci fi, horror, dystopian...? A bit of all of them.This is a straightforward and somewhat leisurely story that touches on very deep and difficult themes, mostly indirectly, but explicitly in the last quarter.Midwich is a sleepy English village in the late 1950s. One day, everyone in the village blac...
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5.0 The Midwich Cuckoos
As I read this book, it began to strike me how Wyndham's world view contrasted with that of Tolkien's. Whereas Tolkien harked back to a pre-industrial time of innocence wishing we might get back closer to nature, Wyndham reminds us that we only invented civilisation as a way of distancing ourselves ...
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