Chocky

Chocky

eBook - 1970
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In Chocky , pioneering science-fiction master John Wyndham confronts an enigma as strange as anything found in his classic works The Day of the Triffids or The Chrysalids --the mind of a child.

It's not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew's parents have to agree that his--nicknamed Chocky--is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can't Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? When the questions Chocky asks become too advanced and, frankly, too odd for teachers to answer, Matthew's parents start to wonder if Chocky might be something far stranger than a figment of their son's imagination.

Chocky , the last novel Wyndham published during his life, is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration--and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.
Publisher: New York] Pergamon Press, [1970]
Copyright Date: ©1968
ISBN: 9781590178539
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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D88
Feb 13, 2017

So well written. For someone who doesn't read science fiction I really enjoyed it. A neat relationship between father and son. Recommend.

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Jun 02, 2015

An odd novella about an odd topic, but engagingly written.

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sydneymore
Jul 07, 2013

Eerie. An excellent companion read to the Midwich Cuckoos.

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