Author: John Wyndham
Page Count/Review Word Count: 192
Okay, let’s just gloss over the name. That story is about a monkey that’s a little smarter than we humans give it credit for and who eventually leads to a divorce and a murder.
This is a collection of John Wyndham’s short stories, and there’s a moveable feast of pieces for us to enjoy. Wyndham covers a whole bunch of different subject matters, and really the only thing that they all have in common is that they have endings that will take you by surprise.
All in all, John Wyndham does a great job as always here, and I think the fact that these are short stories helps to ensure that he doesn’t fall into the trap of labouring the point. That happens from time to time in his full length novels because he’s more of an ideas man than the kind of writer who’s all about fast-paced action scenes.
If you’ve been wanting to give Wyndham a try, this isn’t a bad place to start for a kind of lucky dip. So yeah!