Author: John Wyndham
Page Count/Review Word Count: 144
This wasn’t Wyndham’s best work by a long shot, but then it also remained unpublished until after his death and perhaps there was a reason for that. It felt more like a writing exercise than a fully-fledged novel, and the plotting was subpar at best.
It does have some interesting ideas to it though, and once you get past a few of the uncomfortable stereotypes and accept it for what it is, you can still get on board with it. The idea of cannibals on an uncharted island has been done to death by this point (and probably had been even when it was written), but if you like that kind of thing then you’re probably going to find that this scratches an itch. So yeah.