Chrysalids by John Wyndham(227 ratings)
|Submitted by Eric |
As a retort to the comments regarding the ending. The killing of the people of Waknuk and the Finges people was done by the Sealand (Zealand) woman, as to show her contrasting beliefs.
|Submitted by tasha |
The novel the Chrysalids is told in Labrador in a post apocalypse time in which is several thousands of years after what is hinted to have been a nuclear war. The story focuses upon David Storm, a boy who was raised by: Joseph Storm, one of the religious leaders against the deviations (the deformed plants and people). The people were taught that these 'deviations' were creations of the devil. The deviational people were banished to a barbaric countryside called 'the fringes' and the animals and plants were destroyed. David secretly shares the ability of telepathic speech with 8 others (the youngest of which is his sister, who is shown to be the most powerful).
|Submitted by Matt |
This is one of my favorite books and the most fascinating part was actually trying to figure out the setting of the book, because it is not told to you right away and the characters have some names of real places combined with names they invented.