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The Chrysalids Read ¾ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ The Chrysalids By John Wyndham ❅ – Gwairsoft.co.uk First published in 1955 The Chrysalids is a post nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to to keep themselves pureDavid Strorm'sMutants But as David and Rosalind grow older it becomes difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders Soon they face a choice wait for eventual discovery or flee to the terrifying and mutable Badlan. The Chrysalids is my new favorite John Wyndham book It's about conformity in a post nuclear holocaust world David and his friends live in an isolated community called Waknuk on the island of Labrador After seeing one of his friends cast out into the Fringes for having a sixth toe David begins mistrusting his upbringing Once he discovers that he and a small group of his friends are telepathic things only get worseWyndham draws on the paranoia and distrust of the deviations from the norm that he uses in his other books making David's plight seem all too plausible I'd recommend this to all fans of John Wyndham and 50's sf in general dystopian future fans as well as people who dug The Giver and it's two companion books

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Angus Morton's unusually large horses calling them blasphemies against nature Little does he realize that his own son his niece Rosalind and their friends have their own secret aberration which would label them as. READ IN 2020So I had no intention of re reading this book whatsoever so why did I Well in September I managed to acuire a 1959 paperback edition of this book from a charity shop and it had sat on my bedside table for a few months until I finished my previous book and just grabbed it to readIt was yet again an enjoyable read well written a good post apocalyptic story that seems to have been written way before its timeI have to say that Wyndham is one of my favourite authorsREAD IN 2017Another wonderfully written Wyndham book Similar to some of the other reviewers I find that Wyndham's writing draws you in and before you know it an hour has passed Not lost as reading is never about losing time and you want to carry on to continually find out what happens nextAs with some of his other novels I would have loved a seuel to find out how the characters fared on the next stage of their journey but maybe thats the sign of a good writer leave the reader wanting In my view its a 910 or a 4 and a half stars but not a 5 so 4 it has to be

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The ChrysalidsFirst published inThe Chrysalids is a post nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to to keep themselves pureDavid Strorm's father doesn't approve of. John Wyndham is often described in rather disparaging term as the main proponent of cosy catastrophe This based on the allegation that his protagonists tend to be English middle class white males who are not much inconvenienced by the apocalypse somehow continuing to live it up while the rest of the populace suffer Having read three of his books I find that while the allegation is not entirely unwarranted it is also not uite fair I hope to write about this issue when I get around to reviewing The Day of the TriffidsHowever there can be no justification in calling The Chrysalids a cosy catastrophe or cosy anything There is even a uote in the novel that addresses this issue “This isn't a nice cosy world for anyone—especially not for anyone that's different' he said 'Maybe you're not the kind to survive it after all”David Strorm the telepathic protagonist and his telepathic friends certainly do not have a good time lording it up to anybody They live in a rural region called Labrador ruled by fascistic religious zealots In this post apocalypse world the “Tribulation” nuclear holocaust has caused wide spread mutations among all life forms and mutations of any kind are regarded as blasphemies “And any creature that shall seem to be human but is not formed thus is not human It is neither man nor woman It is blasphemy against the true Image of God and hateful in the sight of God” Even minor ones like a small extra toe will lead to exile or death The discovery of mental deviation telepathy practically causes panic among the ruling zealots and the telepaths are immediately regard as a threat to humanity and pursuedWhile The Day of the Triffids is Wyndham’s best known work The Chrysalids is often cited as his best It is not hard to see why Beside being a fast paced thrilling story the underlying message of the story is also heartfelt The book is clearly a metaphor for the plight of ethnic minorities and the disenfranchised Compared to the other Wyndhams that I have read The Chrysalids is the most compassionate The plea for tolerance is already evident early on in the book where the narrative focuses on a charming innocuous friendship between the outwardly normal David Strorm and a nice little girl called Sophie Sophie is almost normal except for a small extra toe on each foot Once her “deviancy” is discovered the friendship has to come to an abrupt end and she has to go on the run with her family The Chrysalids is a wonderful and highly readable little novel around 200 pages It reads a little like a YA book due to the age of the central characters however in spite of the fairly straightforward plot it is uite profound and moving The prose is very nicely written the narrative compelling and highly readable This book can be an ideal gateway for new readers to the genre and a must read for fans of “old school” science fictionNote This mutant chickens book cover is pretty cool but this Mark Salwowski represents the book better Really puts the Wow in Salwowski