The Chrysalids

By John Wyndham

Rating: 4 stars

In a post-apocalyptic world, all deviations from the norm are abhorred. When David and a couple of others discover emerging telepathic powers they must hide them in fear for their lives.

I really enjoyed this book. It’s creepy and often has logic that’s all too plausible, taking you to very uncomfortable places and yet is also optimistic, taking a line on the future of humanity that reminded me of some of Theodore Sturgeon’s work. It’s also a cracking adventure story that’s very readable.

Book details

ISBN: 9780140013085
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year of publication: 1955

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