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The Midwich Cuckoos
by JOHN WYNDHAM | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by wingPaws4Bookswing of Deal, Kent United Kingdom on 4/17/2017
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by 3vie): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPaws4Bookswing from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, April 17, 2017

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This was an entertaining read but does now feel a little dated despite it being from the sci-fi genre. Attitudes surrounding the opinions of women or how valid a woman's observations were regarded, gave this book a time stamp! This, unlike the innocent style of Chocky followed a variety of discussions bordering upon intellectual ones...perhaps giving it a bit of an air of a fuddy-duddy nature! I vaguely remember watching a film based on this book but wasn't very impressed and now I've read the book I can understand why. I'm sure you can tell, but I was disappointed with this read - especially so that it has appeared on the 1001 list of books to read before you die.

Since this review I have discussed it further and maybe this book is trying to draw your attention to the lack of voice women had when it was written. It's still not quite my cup of tea but maybe it didn't provoke enough thought with me at the time of reading. I will be very interested to hear further views!  


Journal Entry 2 by wingPaws4Bookswing at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (7/16/2017 UTC) at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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To be taken along to the Leeds meetup this weekend

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Journal Entry 3 by winggreenbadgerwing at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Picked up at the Leeds Meet-up. Thanks Paws4Books and lovely to see you! x 


Journal Entry 4 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 04, 2017

8 out of 10

The sleepy village of Midwich experiences a mysterious 'Dayout', when all its inhabitants lose consciousness. When later all the women of childbearing age find they are expecting, Midwich has to come to terms with its clutch of 'cuckoos'. Obviously this is set before the era of birth control/abortion but because the story isn't based around technology this didn't feel very dated to me - the characters are of their time but plot could be transposed into the present without much difficulty. Wyndham is totally original and definitely one of the greats. 


Journal Entry 5 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Released 10 mos ago (12/13/2017 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Going to 3vie for a UK Wishlist Tag. Enjoy! :) 


Journal Entry 6 by 3vie at Gateshead, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, December 15, 2017

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Than you so much for tagging me with this book. I enjoyed a The Village of the Damned which is the film, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy the book too.  


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