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5.0 out of 5 stars A Metaphor For The Cold War, 12 July 2002
This review is from: The Midwich Cuckoos (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the novel for which John Wyndham is best remembered. Written at the height of the Cold War between East and West, it is a metaphor for the vast differences in political cultures which existed at that time. The village of Midwich is cut off from the world for 24 hours without any reason. Months later, many of the local women give birth to children who look remarkably alike. Cold and indifferent, the children establish their own culture despite misgivings by the Establishment. It soon becomes apparant that the children have unusual gifts, telepathy; telekinis, and are becoming a danger to the established order. I wont reveal the ending of course. Overall, its a beautifully written book and should be read by a new generation of sc-fi fans.
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