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Qweeg
10-03-2003, 12:50:13
Has anybody else read this book?

Resource Consumer
10-03-2003, 14:41:48
I haven't

Stan Tall
10-03-2003, 16:12:59
Good Book.

RedFred
10-03-2003, 18:21:36
This was a required read for me in grade 10 English. At the time I could only count on the fingers of one hand... one, two, three, four, five, SIX!?... the science fiction novels I had read that were as good.

There is a creepy movie you can rent of another Wyndam novel, the Midwitch Cuckoos.

chagarra
11-03-2003, 09:30:57
I think his most well known was Day of the Triffids..

Resource Consumer
11-03-2003, 12:18:35
Ah. That book by John Wyndham.

Isn't the correct title "The Crysalids"? This is the one set in post-hollocaust earth? If so, yes it is excellent.

Qweeg
11-03-2003, 12:35:36
I read it when I was a kid too, and I remember it being engrossing. I hadn't realised the author also wrote The Triffids. He probably also wrote that Wellsian book about three-legged aliens that take over earth with their three-legged robots, and reduce us all to servlings administered from their City of Gold & Lead.

Resource Consumer
11-03-2003, 13:34:01
I remember watching the tripods as a kid:)