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Brilliant as always - but this one is slightly different...
on 14 December 1998
Excellent, as always, John Wyndham takes a 'what if' scenario and follows it through, just to see what 'would' happen.
While still a gripping novel, this is not along the same lines as, for instance, 'Triffids'. The pace is more laid back, less intense, yet still keeps you glued to the pages from start to finish. I think that this is because Wyndham does not allow the potential horror to emerge in quite the same way as in some of his other books, rather he pats it back and forth, building tension and excitement - and reaches the climax which is... not quite what you expect.
Brilliant. Read it.