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There's nothing like the classics ... - The Bibliophile
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There's nothing like the classics ...
Have been on a bit of a John Wyndham re-readathon the past few days, thanks to reminiscing talk about him in forums elsewhere. "Day of the triffids" is the one I've read the most (and fairly recently) so skipped that for now, but "The chrysalids", "Web", and "The Midwich cuckoos" were consumed rapidly and have been a reminder that a good tale, well told, is never ever boring even if you know it by heart. "Chocky" is next and that's the last of the Wyndhams I actually own print copies of. "The trouble with lichen", "The kraken wakes" and other old favourites will be an excuse for a Kobo shopping trip. :-)

Like I need an excuse. (ah well, at least ebooks don't consume precious bookcase space)


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zappo From: zappo Date: 11th April 2016 06:33 (UTC) (Other places)
Chocky, is that the same as the old children's SF TV show? I remember watching that.
jlsjlsjls From: jlsjlsjls Date: 11th April 2016 22:42 (UTC) (Other places)
I had to look that up as I'd no idea there was a TV series with that name. ;p If the show you are thinking of is a British one from the mid-80s, then yes, the original six episodes were based on the Wyndham novel; I see there were a couple of sequels and those were 100% TV writer invention.

In the book Chocky has no physical or visual presence ... she/he is only a communicating voice within Matthew's mind.

Edited at 2016-04-11 22:42 (UTC)
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