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Author:  benedictjjones [ Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:04 pm ]
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has anyone read this? any good??
seems to be pretty hard to find but if its worth it i'll keep looking.
cheers

Author:  StevePalmer [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:51 pm ]
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I read it a couple of years ago, having come across it by accident in a second hand bookshop on Ynys Mon (Anglesey for you Englishers...).

I did enjoy it, though it was not quite the Wyndhamesque classic I was hoping for. Good post-apocalypse stuff though, albeit dated. Definitely worth tracking down, and perhaps your first place to try is abebooks.co.uk

Cheers,
STEVE...

Author:  benedictjjones [ Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:06 pm ]
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cheers!

Author:  Harpal [ Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:29 pm ]
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We had to read a section of the story for our English O Level etc, about several years ago I picked it up from a second hand book shop it enjoyable but not brilliant like his Day of the Triffeds

Author:  benedictjjones [ Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:16 pm ]
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everywhere i've looked online seem to want extortiante amounts of sterling for it - above the £50 mark, minimum!

i'll keep looking.

Author:  benedictjjones [ Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:08 am ]
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penguin are republishing this in 2009 (april i think)

Author:  benedictjjones [ Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:25 am ]
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got one!!! it may be battered and may have cost me a tenner but im finally going to get to read it!!

Author:  benedictjjones [ Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:15 am ]
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-meant to say i thought that 'the death of grass' was amazing, it is now one of my favourite novels.

Author:  benedictjjones [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:31 pm ]
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I'm now three quarters of the way through john christophers 'the world in winter' which is also blowing my socks off!! got 'wrinkle in the skin' coming as well :D :D :D

Author:  benedictjjones [ Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:03 pm ]
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'the world in winter' was an excellent reader not quite as good as 'the death of grass' but only marginally. i've just started his 'a wrinkle in the skin'

Author:  Stu [ Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:05 pm ]
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Radio 4 did a good adaptation recently (narrated by David Mitchell!). The last three episodes are currently still up on the BBC iplayer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/_proxy_/ep ... Episode_3/

Author:  RossWarren [ Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:49 pm ]
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Saturday's Observer had this as their classic revisited in the Review pull-out

Author:  benedictjjones [ Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:23 pm ]
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^and well deserved!

'wrinkle in the skin' was grim as grim towards the end and realy reminded me of cormac mccarthys 'the road'

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