John Wyndham – Chocky [REVIEW]

Title: Chocky

Author: John Wyndham

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 158

Rating: 4/5

This book was interesting because it took a look at childhood imaginary friends but then took the concept further. It’s kind of unclear the extent to which Chocky has an influence on his/her host, or even what its preferred pronouns are. In fact, it was kind of forward-thinking in the way that it covered that in the first place.

I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed this one, although it was shorter than it could have been. That meant that it ended up feeling as though not a huge amount had happened, although there was plenty of time along the way for us to think about the implications of what’s going on.

It’s also more of a psychological and domestic drama than anything else, which isn’t usually for me. But it worked here and showed that Wyndham is a boss.

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Chris Campbell – All Island, No Sea [REVIEW]

Title: All Island, No Sea

Author: Chris Campbell

Type: Poetry

Page Count/Review Word Count: 66

Rating: 4/5

This is the second Chris Campbell poetry collection that I’ve read, and I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed both of them. For me, the stand out poem in this collection was Dear Alan, Alan, Alan, but there’s plenty more to like.

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