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Marie's Reading: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Scared Even Me"

Expect to see this one again next Halloween.  Alfred Hitchcock presents: Stories That Scared Even Me.

I picked this up on a whim because I’m a sucker for creepy short stories, particularly those from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  165 more words

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John Wyndham&Lucas Parkes/The Outward Urge

John Wyndham & Lucas Parkes/ The Outward Urge


A.D. 1994
Ticker Troon emerged from his final interview filled with an emulsion of astonishment, elation, respect, and conviction that he needed refreshment. 366 more words

The Chrysalids - John Wyndham

I decided to reread The Chrysalids after finding it at a garage sale this summer. I read it in high school and hated every second of it. 263 more words

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The Midwich Cuckoos: John Wyndham


This is one of the books, like The Stepford Wives or Rosemary’s Baby, that has become an icon of popular culture: even if you haven’t read it, or seen the related films, you know the basic premise. 696 more words


The golden-eyed Children: The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1957)

After the post-nuclear war landscape of The Chrysalids John Wyndham’s  fourth novel, The Midwich Cuckoos,  was a return to familiar (though  as we shall see unsettling) territory, a possible alien invasion of  the world. 1,493 more words


Sorting through Dad's hoard #7: The Midwich Cuckoos

Dad spoiled the ending of this book long before I ever got around to reading it. And I’m going to spoil it for you too, … 1,647 more words


The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

I’m continuing along a John Wyndham theme for day fourteen of Blogtober with The Midwich Cuckoos. Otherwise known as The Village of the Damned in the film versions, it’s one of my favourite sci-fi books. 156 more words

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