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I did do a search on this book, & couldn't see this book listed - anyway, hopefully this thread isn't a duplicate.


I have never been especially interested in science fiction, & haven't actually read any up until now. However, I remember seeing The Village Of The Damned years ago & that it was the film version of the Midwich Cuckoos, so when I saw it recently in a charity shop I decided to get it. I haven't been able to put it down!!! I'm half way through it, & don't want it to end - it's great. Great writing, great characterisation, great atmosphere ... I'm very impressed indeed.


Are his other books as good? I may be a sci-fi convert, which I never thought I'd hear myself say!

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Yes his other books are as good, in addition to The Midwich cuckoos I particularly enjoyed The Chrysalids and Day of the triffids.


The BBC did a series based on the latter which I was just about old enough to see first time round and was largely faithful to the novel, unlike the film made in the '60s.

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