Review of 'The Secret People'

The Secret People by John Wyndham

A good page-turner of a (short) novel following the story of Mark who crashes his plane into the large man-made sea flooding the Sahara (to attempt to, obviously, change the area for the better as far as man is concerned). Along with his girlfriend Margaret they accidentily stumble onto an underground world populated by pygmies who keep a number of humans prisoner. With the caves collapsing and being filled by the man-made sea their time is getting short…Quite well written (though nothing compared to his later novels) and a fun, light, read.

Rating: “Average, but who wants to be average?”

Genre: Science Fiction

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