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Perfect timing, astringent humour ... One of the few authors whose compulsive readability is a compliment to the intelligence Spectator Remains fresh and disturbing in an entirely unexpected way Guardian --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
David Harrower's plays include Knives in Hens, Kill the Old, Torture Their Young and Dark Earth (Traverse), Presence (Royal Court) The Chrysalids (NT Connections), Blackbird (Edinburgh International Festival; West End), A Slow Air (Tron Theatre, Glasgow). Adaptations include Buchner's Woyzeck (Edinburgh Lyceum), Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author (Young Vic), Chekhov's Ivanov and Horvath's Tales from the Vienna Woods (National Theatre), Schiller's Mary Stuart (National Theatre of Scotland), and Brecht's The Good Soul of Szechuan and Gogol's The Government Inspector (Young Vic). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Picked this up because my son is reading it for grade 8 English. First read it 30 years ago as a science fiction story; this time around it read like a moral tale. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve E
Really enjoyed this book. It takes a deep look at what is perceived as 'normal' in society.
Everyone is different, but this story takes a strong stance against abnormalities,... Read more
I chose this rating because this is an incredible novel. I could actually imagine the characters and the settings. It was well written and very thought out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kyrsten Blowing
Good story. Strong beginning and middle but tails off toward to end.Published 14 months ago by Test
I read this book in high school and loved it. I've recently read it again, 20 years later, and it's even better than the first time. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Linsey Tufts
I never imagined science fiction was anything other than battleships in the universe and Aliens. This is so creative and different - it made me a fan of the genre for life. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2013 by P. Bianco
John Wyndham takes you into a distopian future where in this corner of the world society has become fanatical about preserving the human normal. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2013 by John