Tuesday, February 9, 2016

John Wyndham's "The Chrysalids"

At our February 9th, 2016 Book Discussion meeting, nine of our club members and/or associates discussed the classic 1955 John Wyndham science fiction novel, "The Chrysalids".

If you're a Star Base Andromeda member who has read this novel but were not able to attend our discussion, and you would like to offer up your opinion, please share your thoughts here as a comment with the rest of SBA and anyone else who drops in. As part of your comments, please give "The Chrysalids
" a score, from 1 to 10 (10 best) and identify yourself by name in your comments. Although we currently only add rating scores to our website for local members and associates who participated in the original discussion or were unable to attend the discussion due to scheduling issues, we would be curious to see how your opinion compares to ours!

If you're one of those visitors who just stumbled across us, you're welcome to share your opinion here, too.

Thank you for participating! What did you think of "The Chrysalids
Join us on March 22nd, 2016 at The Learning Commons on the north side inside Love Library on the downtown UNL campus, for our next genre book discussion: The Michael Swanwick short story collection, "The Dog Said Bow-Wow".
Ratings scores for "The Chrysalids" from this discussion: Kassie: 5.5; Kameron and Tim: 7; Mike P. and Mark: 7.5; Joyce: 8; Scott and Brian: 8.5. [Average Score: 7.31]


Amy Miller said...

I did like the story and concept....but long paragraphs of thought conversations for philosophisizing and back story made it a slog at points. I'm going with "6."

cannellfan said...

After borrowing a copy of "The Chyrsalids" to read, SBA associate Clif Bridges indicated he really liked this particular book, and gives it a rating score of 9.