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June Book Photo Challenge Day 2


The Chrysalids by John Wyndham was my first introduction to science fiction. My mum gave me an old copy to read, and though I was only young when I read it, the story is still clear and the images still sharp. 391 more words

Eclectic Reader Challenge 2016 - The Kraken Wakes - John Wyndham

Genre: Dystopia, Disaster

Narrative Style: First person

Rating: 4/5

Published: 1953

Format: Paperback

Synopsis: The first sign that anything is amiss is when strange globes start to appear over the sea and then sink under the waves. 409 more words

Book Reviews

Review: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham


Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. 692 more words

Book Review

The Midwich Cuckoos

The Midwich Cuckoos
John Wyndham

This is the second John Wyndham novel I’ve read to my daughter – the first being The Chrysalids, which was one of my favourite books in my early teens. 228 more words

Terror from the Deeps: The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham (1953)

In a previous  post I discussed The Day of the  Triffids In his second novel  The Kraken Wakes John Wyndham again imagines  the  breakdown of  human civilisation, but in a very different  way and from a very different kind of menace. 2,363 more words


Rereading books

So I’ve finished the Chrysalids and Day of the Triffids.  Although I remember reading the Chrysalids and loving it, I think there must have been a lot that I didn’t pick up on at the time – perhaps I was too young.   53 more words